Twelfth International Conference on
Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability Urban Sustainability – Inspiration and Solution 21-23 JANUARY 2016 | PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY | PORTLAND, USA | ONSUSTAINABILITY.COM
Twelfth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability “Urban Sustainability – Inspiration and Solution” Portland State University | Portland, USA | 21-23 January 2016
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Dear Delegate, Welcome to the Twelfth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability. The On Sustainability Knowledge Community is an international conference, a cross-disciplinary scholarly journal, a book imprint, and an online knowledge community, which, together, set out to describe, analyze, and interpret the role of sustainability. These media are intended to provide spaces for careful, scholarly reflection and open dialogue. The bases of this endeavour are cross-disciplinary. The community is brought together by a common concern for sustainability in a holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic, and social concerns intersect. In addition to the On Sustainability Conference, Common Ground also hosts conferences and publishes journals in other areas of critical intellectual human concern, including health and wellness, social sciences, diversity, design, food studies, and the humanities, to name several. Our aim is to create new forms of knowledge community, where people meet in person and also remain connected virtually, making the most of the potentials for access using digital media. We are also committed to creating a more accessible, open, and reliable peer review process. Alongside opportunities for well-known academics, we are creating new publication openings for scholars from developing countries and for researchers from institutions that are historically teaching-focused. We would like to invite conference participants to develop publishing proposals for original works or for edited collections of papers drawn from the journal, which address an identified theme. Finally, please join our online conversation by subscribing to our monthly email newsletter, and subscribe to our Facebook or Twitter feeds at http://onsustainability.com/. Thank you to everyone who has prepared for this conference, including our co-organizers and supporters, the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University. A personal thank you and acknowledgement goes to Beth Lloyd-Pool, Tania Hoode, and Douglas Kenck-Crispin who helped organize this year’s conference. I’d also like to thank my Common Ground colleagues who have put such a significant amount of work into this conference: Stephanie Ebersohl, Tamsyn Gilbert, Patricija Kirvaitis, and Jessica Wienhold-Brokish. We also hope you will be able to join us at next year’s conference, co-hosted by Niterói City Administration and the Center for Biomass and Water Management Studies (NAB), 19-21 January 2017, in Niterói (Great Rio de Janeiro), Brazil. We wish you all the best for this conference, and hope it will provide you every opportunity for dialogue with colleagues from around the corner and around the world. Yours Sincerely,
Dr. Phillip Kalantzis-Cope Director, Common Ground Publishing
| About Common Ground Our Mission Common Ground Publishing aims to enable all people to participate in creating collaborative knowledge and to share that knowledge with the greater world. Through our academic conferences, peer-reviewed journals and books, and innovative software, we build transformative knowledge communities and provide platforms for meaningful interactions across diverse media.
Our Message Heritage knowledge systems are characterized by vertical separations—of discipline, professional association, institution, and country. Common Ground identifies some of the pivotal ideas and challenges of our time and builds knowledge communities that cut horizontally across legacy knowledge structures. Sustainability, diversity, learning, the future of the humanities, the nature of interdisciplinarity, the place of the arts in society, technology’s connections with knowledge, the changing role of the university—these are deeply important questions of our time which require interdisciplinary thinking, global conversations, and cross-institutional intellectual collaborations. Common Ground is a meeting place for these conversations, shared spaces in which differences can meet and safely connect—differences of perspective, experience, knowledge base, methodology, geographical or cultural origins, and institutional affiliation. We strive to create the places of intellectual interaction and imagination that our future deserves.
Our Media Common Ground creates and supports knowledge communities through a number of mechanisms and media. Annual conferences are held around the world to connect the global (the international delegates) with the local (academics, practitioners, and community leaders from the host community). Conference sessions include as many ways of speaking as possible to encourage each and every participant to engage, interact, and contribute. The journals and book imprint offer fullyrefereed academic outlets for formalized knowledge, developed through innovative approaches to the processes of submission, peer review, and production. The knowledge community also maintains an online presence—through presentations on our YouTube channel, monthly email newsletters, as well as Facebook and Twitter feeds. And Common Ground’s own software, Scholar, offers a path-breaking platform for online discussions and networking, as well as for creating, reviewing, and disseminating text and multi-media works.
On Sustainability Knowledge Community
Exploring sustainability in a holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic, and social concerns intersect
On Sustainability Knowledge Community The On Sustainability Knowledge Community is brought together around a common concern for learning and an interest to explore new educational possibilities. The community interacts through an innovative, annual face-to-face conference, as well as year-round online relationships, a family of peer reviewed journals, and book imprint—exploring the affordances of the new digital media.
Conference The On Sustainability Conference is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.
Publishing The On Sustainability Knowledge Community enables members to publish through two media. First, community members can enter a world of journal publication unlike the traditional academic publishing forums—a result of the responsive, nonhierarchical, and constructive nature of the peer review process. The On Sustainability Collection provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard. The second publication medium is through the book imprint, On Sustainability, publishing cutting edge books in print and digital formats. Publication proposals and manuscript submissions are welcome.
Community The On Sustainability Knowledge Community offers several opportunities for ongoing communication among its members. Any member may upload video presentations based on scholarly work to the community YouTube channel. Monthly email newsletters contain updates on conference and publishing activities as well as broader news of interest. Join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter. Or explore our new social media platform, Scholar.
On Sustainability Themes Studies of sustainability, with a focus on environmental analyses
Theme 1: Environmental Sustainability • The science and technology of environmental sustainability • Ecosystemics • Sustainable agriculture • Urbanization and its consequences • Ecological footprints and ecospaces • Atmosphere and biosphere: global warming, the ozone layer, pollution • Energy: renewable and not • Water: sources and uses • Land and sea, mountain and savannah, desert and wet zones, forests and coasts: variable impacts on varied environments • Biological diversity: its past and prospects • Biotechnology and its critics • Danger signs: rising sea levels, desertification, soil degradation
Studies of sustainability, with a focus on sociocultural and economic analyses
Theme 2: Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context • One, two, three, four, how many ‘bottom lines’? • The meaning of cultural sustainability and sustainable heritage development • Belonging and identity: their environmental, economic, and social significance • Changing patterns and cultures of consumption • Cosmopolis: local cultures, globalization, diaspora • Women and men, children and the elderly, families and sustainability • Cultural dimensions of childbearing and population growth • Cultural tourism • Indigenous peoples: self-government, self management, and cultural autonomy. • Indigenous knowledge and traditional practices of sustainability: broadening the scope of valid knowledge • The economics of environment, culture, and society • What is economic value? • Cultural, social, and environmental capital • The economics of sustainability • Needs, wants, and demand: reconfiguring the economic equation • Business cases: the cost and value of sustainability • Risks and risk management: where economy meets environment, culture, and society • Free trade and fair trade • Global flows: finance, trade, technology transfer, and debt • Sustainable aid and aid for sustainability • The dynamics of production and consumption • Accountability: beyond financial years and bottom lines • Measuring performance and reporting sustainability • Organizations and corporations: defining the stakeholders and meeting their interests • Development, underdevelopment, and sustainability • Tourism and its impacts
On Sustainability Themes • Sustainable and unsustainable transportation • Well-being and quality of life: sources and strategies • Gender and sustainability • Poverty and its eradication • Health in its environmental, cultural, economic, and social contexts • Population growth and its consequences • Wastes and waste management • Urbanization and the sustainability of human settlement
Addressing sustainability agendas and the practices flowing from these in government, corporate, and community sectors
Theme 3: Sustainability Policy and Practice • The politics of sustainability • Global sustainability policies • National sustainability policies and initiatives • Sustainability in local government • Corporate sustainability initiatives • Community and NGO sustainability initiatives • Measuring impacts: environmental assessment • Bioethics • Nature as intellectual and physical property • Civic pluralism: multiculturalism and cultural sustainability • Cultural and political liberalization: challenges and dangers • The arts and creativity as a resource for sustainability • Structures of ownership: private property, public property, and the commons • Good citizenship in fragile environments, cultures, economies, societies • Levels of governance: interactions of sustainability initiatives at local, regional, national, and international levels • Domains of responsibility: NGOs, corporations, persons • The sources of sustainable innovation • Planning for sustainability • Capacity building in theory and practice • Sustainability and community participation • Managing ‘human resources’
On teaching and learning about human relations to the environment, and raising community awareness of sustainability
Theme 4: Sustainability Education • Environmental education in a time of ecosystemic crisis • Teaching and learning sustainability: schools, universities, communities • The media, public awareness, and community education on sustainability • Education sustaining language and culture • Public knowledge: the role of the media and government • Natural and social sciences: taking an holistic view • Researching sustainability • Knowledge capacities: developing sustainability science and technology locally
On Sustainability 2016 Special Focus
Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution With more than 50% of the global population living in urban or urbanizing areas, developing and recognizing urban models of sustainability have become imperative. In the search for solutions many urban centers struggle with the full inclusion of their indigenous, immigrant, and marginalized populations in policy solutions and implementation. As we envision sustainable development in cities and strive for livable futures, being intentional about inclusion is critical. A future with sustainable cities requires initiatives that grow from the nexus of social, economic, cultural, and environmental research and policy development and implementation.
On Sustainability Scope and Concerns Four Fundamentals Four foundations – four fundamentals – constitute a fourfold ‘bottom line’ for sustainability. Environment: Nature is a dynamic thing in and of itself, and sometimes convulsively so. Humans are its beneficiaries and at times its victims. They are also increasingly agents, interacting in and with natural processes. Over several millennia, the human species has become one of the forces of nature, a critical part of its destiny, and ever more so today and tomorrow. Perhaps even, the human species may be a catalyst in another convulsion in the course of natural history. As nature more and more becomes an object of human artifice, its prospects move to the forefront of human consciousness. ‘What have we done with nature?’ we may well ask ourselves. What have been the forms and effects of our interventions? What are the implications of our newfound species-role as a force of nature, and what the responsibilities that accompany this role? How can we create a viable home for ourselves alongside the other lifeforms of the planet? Culture: This is the stuff of our human natures, our subjectivities, our shared meanings and our memories. Culture is the glue of similarity (‘identity,’ literally) that grounds our sociability. It is also a matter of difference or cultures in the plural, the multilayered combinations of which form persons in the plural: ways of seeing, ways of thinking, ways of meaning, ways of relating to each other, ways of connecting with nature. The challenge of culture is as much to forge a productive diversity for the human species (ethnos, gender, ecosystemics) as it is to nurture the sources of cohesion and commonality. Economy: Here we consider the dynamics of our material life, where, in our social relations and using our tools, we mix our energies with the natural world to meet our human needs. The challenge is to create economic systems which are environmentally viable, not destroying or damaging our life sources as natural beings. Such systems also need to be culturally viable, not harming our identities and ultimately what is humane in our natures. And they need to be socially viable, not creating destructive tensions and unsustainable injustices around axes in inequality of access to material and social resources. Society: To these perspectives we need to add our systems of regulation, governance, and resource distribution. What allows for all our participation as autonomous yet social beings? What makes for good citizenship? How do we create, manage, and propagate knowledge? How do we ensure justice? How do we integrate the four fundamentals of environment, culture, economy, and society so we can address our human futures and live to the full our human potentials? This knowledge community attempts to locate what is experienced here and now in the context of longer, broader, and deeper views of the four fundamentals of sustainability.
Longer Views How do we understand longer views of sustainability? On a length dimension, we may wish to question the now-ness of our interests and actions: organizations which measure performance in solely in terms financial years; consumers who measure well-being in terms of instant gratification; and communities which compromise future generations by satisfying their wants in the present. Of course, we need to live in the here and now, but that living is limited if it is purely for the here and the now and so prejudices environment, culture, economy, or society in the longer view.
On Sustainability Scope and Concerns Broader Views How do interests and actions shape views of sustainability? On a breadth dimension, we may need to question the here-ness of our interests and actions: acting locally without thinking globally; living personally without knowing politically; living in our cultures but sensitive to the diversity of others; operating to narrow economic or social goals without taking into account their ecosystemic sources and effects.
Deeper Views Who are the participants? On a depth dimension, we may question the this-ness of our interests: what we feel in our everyday lifeworlds in relation to deep and less immediately tangible social, economic, and ecological structures; our individual and corporate motivations in relation to human and ecological values; monetary value in relation to human value; the hidden hand of personal self interest as opposed to the conscious hand of good governance, responsible citizenship, and the values of caring for nature and each other This knowledge community provides a forum for discussion of the connections between environment, culture, economy, and society. The perspectives presented range from big picture analyses which address global and universal concerns, to detailed case studies which speak of localized applications of the principles and practices of sustainability. Conference presentations and publications traverse a broad terrain, sometimes technically and other times socially oriented, sometimes theoretical and other times practical in their perspective, and sometimes reflecting dispassionate analysis whilst at other times suggesting interested strategies for action.
On Sustainability Community Membership About The On Sustainability Knowledge Community is dedicated to the concept of independent, peer-led groups of scholars, researchers, and practitioners working together to build bodies of knowledge related to topics of critical importance to society at large. Focusing on the intersection of academia and social impact, the On Sustainability Knowledge Community brings an interdisciplinary, international perspective to discussions of new developments in the field, including research, practice, policy, and teaching.
Membership Benefits As an On Sustainability Knowledge Community member you have access to a broad range of tools and resources to use in your own work: • Digital subscription to the On Sustainability Collection for one year. • Digital subscription to the book imprint for one year. • One article publication per year (pending peer review). • Participation as a reviewer in the peer review process, with the opportunity to be listed as an Associate Editor after reviewing three or more articles. • Subscription to the community e-newsletter, providing access to news and announcements for and from the knowledge community. • Option to add a video presentation to the community YouTube channel. • Free access to the Scholar social knowledge platform, including: ◊ Personal profile and publication portfolio page ◊ Ability to interact and form communities with peers away from the clutter and commercialism of other social media ◊ Optional feeds to Facebook and Twitter ◊ Complimentary use of Scholar in your classes—for class interactions in its Community space, multimodal student writing in its Creator space, and managing student peer review, assessment, and sharing of published work.
On Sustainability Engage in the Community Present and Participate in the Conference You have already begun your engagement in the community by attending the conference, presenting your work, and interacting face-to-face with other members. We hope this experience provides a
valuable source of feedback for your current work and the possible seeds for future individual and collaborative projects, as well as the start of a conversation with community colleagues that will continue well into the future.
Publish Journal Articles or Books We encourage you to submit an article for review and possible publication in the journal. In this way, you may share the finished outcome of your presentation with other participants and members of the community. As a member of the community, you will also be invited to review others’ work and contribute to the development of the community knowledge base as an Associate Editor. As part of your active membership in the community, you also have online access to the complete works (current and previous volumes) of the journal and to the book imprint. We also invite you to consider submitting a proposal for the book imprint.
Engage through Social Media There are several ways to connect and network with community colleagues: Email Newsletters: Published monthly, these contain information on the conference and publishing, along with news of interest to the community. Contribute news or links with a subject line ‘Email Newsletter Suggestion’ to [email protected]
Scholar: Common Ground’s path-breaking platform that connects academic peers from around the world in a space that is modulated for serious discourse and the presentation of knowledge works. Facebook: Comment on current news, view photos from the conference, and take advantage of special benefits for community members at: http://www.facebook.com/OnSustainability.CG. Twitter: Follow the community @onsustainabilit and talk about the conference with #CGSustain. YouTube Channel: View online presentations or contribute your own at http:/ /commongroundpublishing.com/support/uploading-your-presentation-to-youtube.
On Sustainability Advisory Board The principal role of the Advisory Board is to drive the overall intellectual direction of the On Sustainability Knowledge Community and to consult on our foundational themes as they evolve along with the currents of the field. Board members are invited to attend the annual conference and provide important insights on conference development, including suggestions for speakers, venues, and special themes. We also encourage board members to submit articles for publication consideration to On Sustainability Journal Collection as well as proposals or completed manuscripts to the On Sustainability Book Imprint. We are grateful for the continued service and support of the following world-class scholars and practitioners. • Dang Van Bai, Ministry of Culture and Information, Vietnam • Michael Cameron, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand • Richard M. Clugston, University Leaders for a Sustainable Future, Washington, D.C., USA • John Dryzek, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia • Steven Engelsman, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands • John Fien, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia • Amareswar Galla, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia (Founding Chair, Editor) • Suzanne Grant, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand • Steve Hamnett, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia • Olaf Gerlach Hansen, Danish Cultural Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark • Charles Hopkins, York University, Toronto, Canada • David Humphreys, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK (Current Chair, Editor) • Lily Kong, National University of Singapore, Singapore. • Jim McAllister, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia • Helena Norberg-Hodge, The International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC), United Kingdom • Peter Phipps, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia • Spencer S. Stober, Alvernia University, Reading ,USA • Douglas Worts, Toronto, Canada • Lyuba Zarsky, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Monterey, California, USA
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Developed by our brilliant Common Ground software team, Scholar connects academic peers from around the world in a space that is modulated for serious discourse and the presentation of knowledge works. Utilize Your Free Scholar Membership Today through • Building your academic profile and list of published works. • Joining a community with a thematic or disciplinary focus. • Establishing a new knowledge community relevant to your field. • Creating new academic work in our innovative publishing space. • Building a peer review network around your work or courses. Scholar Quick Start Guide 1. Navigate to http://cgscholar.com. Select [Sign Up] below ‘Create an Account’. 2. Enter a “blip” (a very brief one-sentence description of yourself). 3. Click on the “Find and join communities” link located under the YOUR COMMUNITIES heading (On the left hand navigation bar). 4. Search for a community to join or create your own. Scholar Next Steps – Build Your Academic Profile • About: Include information about yourself, including a linked CV in the top, dark blue bar. • Interests: Create searchable information so others with similar interests can locate you. • Peers: Invite others to connect as a peer and keep up with their work. • Shares: Make your page a comprehensive portfolio of your work by adding publications in the Shares area - be these full text copies of works in cases where you have permission, or a link to a bookstore, library or publisher listing. If you choose Common Ground’s hybrid open access option, you may post the final version of your work here, available to anyone on the web if you select the ‘make my site public’ option. • Image: Add a photograph of yourself to this page; hover over the avatar and click the pencil/edit icon to select. • Publisher: All Common Ground community members have free access to our peer review space for their courses. Here they can arrange for students to write multimodal essays or reports in the Creator space (including image, video, audio, dataset or any other file), manage student peer review, co-ordinate assessments, and share students’ works by publishing them to the Community space.
A Digital Learning Platform Use Scholar to Support Your Teaching Scholar is a social knowledge platform that transforms the patterns of interaction in learning by putting students first, positioning them as knowledge producers instead of passive knowledge consumers. Scholar provides scaffolding to encourage making and sharing knowledge drawing from multiple sources rather than memorizing knowledge that has been presented to them. Scholar also answers one of the most fundamental questions students and instructors have of their performance, “How am I doing?” Typical modes of assessment often answer this question either too late to matter or in a way that is not clear or comprehensive enough to meaningfully contribute to better performance. A collaborative research and development project between Common Ground and the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Scholar contains a knowledge community space, a multimedia web writing space, a formative assessment environment that facilitates peer review, and a dashboard with aggregated machine and human formative and summative writing assessment data. The following Scholar features are only available to Common Ground Knowledge Community members as part of their membership. Please email us at [email protected]
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Scholar is a generation beyond learning management systems. It is what we term a Digital Learning Platform— it transforms learning by engaging students in powerfully horizontal “social knowledge” relationships. For more information, visit: http://knowledge.cgscholar.com.
On Sustainability Collection
Aiming to create an intellectual frame of reference for interdisciplinary conversations presenting innovative theories and practices of sustainability
On Sustainability Collection of Journals About The On Sustainability Collection creates a place for the publication of papers presenting innovative theories and practices of sustainability. The journals in this collection are cross-disciplinary in their
scope, a meeting point for natural and social scientists, researchers and practitioners, professionals,
Cabell’s Scopus Sustainability Reference Center The Australian Research Council (ERA) Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory
and community representatives.
dispassionate analysis whilst at other times suggesting interested strategies for action.
Quarterly (March, June, September, December)
The perspectives presented range from big picture analyses which address global and universal concerns, to detailed case studies which speak of localised applications of the principles and practices of sustainability. The papers traverse a broad terrain, sometimes technically and other times socially oriented, sometimes theoretical and other times practical in their perspective, and sometimes reflecting
David Humphreys, Reader, Environmental Policy, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Associate Editors Articles published in the On Sustainability Collection are peer reviewed by scholars who are active members of the On Sustainability Knowledge Community. Reviewers may be past or present conference delegates, fellow submitters to the collection, or scholars who have volunteered to review papers (and have been screened by Common Ground’s editorial team). This engagement with the knowledge community, as well as Common Ground’s synergistic and criterion-based evaluation system, distinguishes the peer review process from journals that have a more top-down approach to refereeing. Reviewers are assigned to papers based on their academic interests and scholarly expertise. In recognition of the valuable feedback and publication recommendations that they provide, reviewers are acknowledged as Associate Editors in the volume that includes the paper(s) they reviewed. Thus, in addition to the On Sustainability Collection’s Editors and Advisory Board, the Associate Editors contribute significantly to the overall editorial quality and content of the collection.
On Sustainability Collection Titles The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability: Annual Review ISSN: 1832-2077 Indexing: Cabell’s, Scopus, Sustainability Reference Center, The Australian Research Council (ERA), Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory About: The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability: Annual Review creates a place for the publication of papers presenting innovative theories and practices of sustainability. The annual review consists only of articles considered to be of wide interest across the field, selected by our editorial team. We do not accept direct submissions to the annual review. Candidates for inclusion in this survey journal include works by invited contributors and topranked articles selected from thematic journal submissions for their wide applicability and interest.
The International Journal of Environmental Sustainability ISSN: 2325-1077 (print) | 2325-1085 (online) Indexing: Cabell’s, Environment Complete, Environment Index, Scopus, Sustainability Reference Center, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory About: The International Journal of Environmental Sustainability focuses on sustainable ecosystems, urban environments, agriculture, energy systems, water use, atmospheric quality, and biodiversity.
The International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice ISSN: 2325-1166 (print) | 2325-1182 (online) Indexing: Cabell’s, Scopus, Sustainability Reference Center, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory About: The International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice addresses sustainability agendas and the practices flowing from these in government, corporate, and community sectors.
The International Journal of Sustainability Education ISSN: 2325-1212 (print) | 2325-1220 (online) Indexing: Cabell’s, Education Source, Scopus, Sustainability Reference Center, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory About: The International Journal of Sustainability Education explores teaching and learning about human relations to the environment.
The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context ISSN: 2325-1115 (print) | 2325-114X (online) Indexing: Cabell’s, Scopus, SocINDEX, Sociology Source International, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory About: The International Journal of Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context invites research on sustainability practices, including documentation of case studies and exegeses analyzing the effects of these practices.
On Sustainability Submission Process Journal Collection Submission Process and Timeline Below, please find step-by-step instructions on the journal article submission process: 1. Submit a conference presentation proposal. 2. Once your conference presentation proposal has been accepted, you may submit your article by clicking the “Add a Paper” button on the right side of your proposal page. You may upload your article anytime between the first and the final submission deadlines. (See dates below) 3. Once your article is received, it is verified against template and submission requirements. If your article satisfies these requirements, your identity and contact details are then removed, and the article is matched to two appropriate referees and sent for review. You can view the status of your article at any time by logging into your CGPublisher account at www. CGPublisher.com. 4. When both referee reports are uploaded, and after the referees’ identities have been removed, you will be notified by email and provided with a link to view the reports. 5. If your article has been accepted, you will be asked to accept the Publishing Agreement and submit a final copy of your article. If your paper is accepted with revisions, you will be required to submit a change note with your final submission, explaining how you revised your article in light of the referees’ comments. If your article is rejected, you may resubmit it once, with a detailed change note, for review by new referees. 6. Once we have received the final submission of your article, which was accepted or accepted with revisions, our Publishing Department will give your article a final review. This final review will verify that you have complied with the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition), and will check any edits you have made while considering the feedback of your referees. After this review has been satisfactorily completed, your paper will be typeset and a proof will be sent to you for approval before publication. 7. Individual articles may be published “Web First” with a full citation. Full issues follow at regular, quarterly intervals. All issues are published 4 times per volume (except the annual review, which is published once per volume).
Submission Timeline You may submit your article for publication to the journal at any time throughout the year. The rolling submission deadlines are as follows: • Submission Round 1 – 15 January • Submission Round 2 – 15 April • Submission Round 3 – 15 July • Submission Round 4 (final) – 15 October Note: If your article is submitted after the final deadline for the volume, it will be considered for the following year’s volume. The sooner you submit, the sooner your article will begin the peer review process. Also, because we publish “Web First,” early submission means that your article may be published with a full citation as soon as it is ready, even if that is before the full issue is published.
On Sustainability Common Ground Open Hybrid Open Access All Common Ground Journals are Hybrid Open Access. Hybrid Open Access is an option increasingly offered by both university presses and well-known commercial publishers. Hybrid Open Access means some articles are available only to subscribers, while others are made available at no charge to anyone searching the web. Authors pay an additional fee for the open access option. Authors may do this because open access is a requirement of their research-funding agency, or they may do this so non-subscribers can access their article for free. Common Ground’s open access charge is $250 per article–a very reasonable price compared to our hybrid open access competitors and purely open access journals resourced with an author publication fee. Digital articles are normally only available through individual or institutional subscriptions or for purchase at $5 per article. However, if you choose to make your article Open Access, this means anyone on the web may download it for free. Paying subscribers still receive considerable benefits with access to all articles in the journal, from both current and past volumes, without any restrictions. However, making your paper available at no charge through Open Access increases its visibility, accessibility, potential readership, and citation counts. Open Access articles also generate higher citation counts.
Institutional Open Access Common Ground is proud to announce an exciting new model of scholarly publishing called Institutional Open Access. Institutional Open Access allows faculty and graduate students to submit articles to Common Ground journals for unrestricted open access publication. These articles will be freely and publicly available to the whole world through our hybrid open access infrastructure. With Institutional Open Access, instead of the author paying a per-article open access fee, institutions pay a set annual fee that entitles their students and faculty to publish a given number of open access articles each year. The rights to the articles remain with the subscribing institution. Both the author and the institution can also share the final typeset version of the article in any place they wish, including institutional repositories, personal websites, and privately or publicly accessible course materials. We support the highest Sherpa/Romeo access level—Green. For more information on how to make your article Open Access, or information on Institutional Open Access, please contact us at [email protected]
On Sustainability Subscriptions and Access Community Membership and Personal Subscriptions As part of each conference registration, all conference participants (both virtual and in-person) have a one-year digital subscription to the entire On Sustainability Collection. This complimentary personal subscription grants access to both the current volume of the collection as well as the entire backlist. The period of complimentary access begins at the time of registration and ends one year after the close of the conference. After that time, delegates may purchase a personal subscription. To view articles, go to http://ijs.cgpublisher.com/. Select the “Login” option and provide a CGPublisher username and password. Then, select an article and download the PDF. For lost or forgotten login details, select “forgot your login” to request a new password.
Journal Subscriptions Common Ground offers print and digital subscriptions to all of its journals. Subscriptions are available to the full On Sustainability Collection, individual journals within the collection, and to custom suites based on a given institution’s unique content needs. Subscription prices are based on a tiered scale that corresponds to the full-time enrollment (FTE) of the subscribing institution. For more information, please visit: • http://onsustainability.com/journals/subscribe • Or contact us at [email protected]
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On Sustainability Book Imprint Call for Books Common Ground is setting new standards of rigorous academic knowledge creation and scholarly publication. Unlike other publishers, we’re not interested in the size of potential markets or competition from other books. We’re only interested in the intellectual quality of the work. If your book is a brilliant contribution to a specialist area of knowledge that only serves a small intellectual community, we still want to publish it. If it is expansive and has a broad appeal, we want to publish it too, but only if it is of the highest intellectual quality. We welcome proposals or completed manuscript submissions of: • Individually and jointly authored books • Edited collections addressing a clear, intellectually challenging theme • Collections of articles published in our journals • Out-of-copyright books, including important books that have gone out of print and classics with new introductions Book Proposal Guidelines Books should be between 30,000 and 150,000 words in length. They are published simultaneously in print and electronic formats and are available through Amazon and as Kindle editions. To publish a book, please send us a proposal including: • Title • Author(s)/editor(s) • Draft back-cover blurb • Author bio note(s) • Table of contents • Intended audience and significance of contribution • Sample chapters or complete manuscript • Manuscript submission date Proposals can be submitted by email to [email protected]
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On Sustainability Book Imprint The Sustainability Practitioner’s Guide to Social Analysis and Assessment Joy Murray, Darian McBain, and Thomas Wiedmann (eds.) A welcome addition to the “Sustainability Practitioners Guide” series, this book gathers together progress that has been made in analysing, assessing, and reporting social issues. Approachable for experts and non-experts alike and written in a characteristic ‘easy to understand style,’ this edited volume presents complex concepts with clarity. The comprehensive selection of topics, which includes such indicators as labour conditions, inequality, food security, and even sleep, is bound to present something of relevance and interest to a wide variety of readers. Angela Druckman, Centre of Environmental Strategy University of Surrey
ISBN—978-1-61229-812-2 239 Pages
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of Physics, University of Sydney.
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Joy Murray is a senior research fellow with the Integrated Sustainability Analysis group in the School
Darian McBain is the global director of sustainable development for the Thai Union Group, and an adjunct senior lecturer to the Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA) group at the University of Sydney. Thomas Wiedmann is associate professor of sustainability research in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW Australia, Sydney.
On Sustainability Book Imprint Posthuman Plants: Rethinking the Vegetal through Culture, Art, and Poetry John Charles Ryan Our interdependence with plants entails symbiosis that is not only biological but also cultural, social, and linguistic. Posthuman Plants addresses our diverse entanglements with plants in everyday life through the prisms of posthumanist, multispecies, ecocritical, and ecocultural theory. This volume asks: how does the reconfiguration of human “being” as inherently permeable affect our perceptions of and relationships to plants—those “others” that have been regarded historically as passive elements of the landscape and constructed as the mute foils of animality? This book contributes to the everincreasing debate about how we perceive plants and their influence on what it means to be human, more-than-human, and other-than-human. It argues that reconceptualizing the botanical world requires seeing, feeling, and understanding plants as intelligent, active, and sentient agents.
Posthuman Plants is divided into five sections: Affect and Reciprocity, Heritage and Digitality, Art and
Vegetality, Poetry and Vegetality, and Plants and the Senses. Although some of its content is strongly
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bioregions, places, and contexts figure into the analysis. The chapters are presented as essays on
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focused on the vegetal life of the southwest of Australia where the author resides, other countries, diverse subjects, all organized around the common strand of rethinking plants through culture, art, and poetry. In re-imagining the vegetal, Posthuman Plants draws from ethnographic, auto-ethnographic, historical, and literary sources and develops plant-based theoretical models that blur disciplinary boundaries. This broadly ranging work will be of interest to international audiences, especially researchers in the fields of environmental studies and ecological humanities.
Author Bio: John Charles Ryan is a postdoctoral research fellow in Communications and Arts at Edith Cowan University in Australia. He is the author of Green Sense (2012), Two with Nature (2012, with Ellen Hickman), Unbraided Lines (2013), Digital Arts (2014, with Cat Hope), and Being With (2014). He is the co-editor of two forthcoming collections in the field of critical plant studies: Green Thread (2015) and The Language of Plants (2016) with Patrícia Vieira and Monica Gagliano. His interests include the environmental humanities, ecocriticism, ecocultural studies, ecopoetics, and practice-led research. His project FloraCultures is a digital archive of plant-based cultural heritage (www.floracultures.org.au).
On Sustainability Book Imprint Valuing the First Voice of Pacific Women: Gender and Development in Small Island Developing States Cathryn Morriss Valuing the First Voice of Pacific Women is a valuable publication providing the intellectual and political framework for analysing and understanding regional intergovernmental policy development. It has elucidated a strong standpoint that the voices of Pacific Islander women are critical in any governance framework to ensure measurable and sustainable outcomes in all forms of development. This book is about people and how the experience of people can contribute to the making of policy and processes that advances their living standards, creates new opportunities for inclusiveness, and ensures that the rights and well-being of people are respected and indeed honoured. It is about women, and in particular, it is about Pacific Islander women’s experiences of inclusion or exclusion in regional policymaking processes.
ISBN—978-1-61229-722-4 255 Pages
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The future Sustainable Development Goals and the UN post 2015 Development Agenda must take a more integrated approach to the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States, with the support of the international community and all stakeholders. In doing so, gender equity must be an outcome that is driven by the First Voice of women in the Pacific.
Author Bio: Dr. Cate Morriss is a researcher, writer, and educator with a professional background in the fields of peace and conflict, sociology, Pacific Island politics, international security, international community development, international politics, feminist theory, and gender studies. Cate also works as an independent consultant facilitating advanced workshops on gender inclusive peacebuilding, education, and community development. Previous works include Gender and Inclusive Education: Managing the Education Environment (2011), Gender Inclusive Approaches to Peacebuilding: NGO Handbook for staff training (2008) and Feminist Theory in International Relations: A workbook and resources manual for NGO training (2008).
On Sustainability Book Imprint Ecopragmatics Edward T. Wimberley and Scott Pellegrino In an era when environmental policy discussions have become increasingly rancorous and balkanized, Ecopragmatics provides a framework for addressing seemingly intransigent environmental issues by relying upon a method of pragmatic analysis and inquiry grounded in the ideas of William James and John Dewey. This approach eschews ideological posturing in favor of a consequentialist approach wherein reasonable and shared solutions to environmental problems are pursued on the basis of their perceived value to the community and in regard to natural environments and ecosystems. This approach incorporates a communitarian perspective to promote an atmosphere of collaboration by discerning the motivational factors informing the decisions of key stakeholders and subsequently framing policy issues to encourage compromise and ongoing partnership. In so doing, Ecopragmatics presents a series of conceptual chapters followed by original case studies illustrating how ecopragmatic principles can empower decision makers to not only imagine possible policy options but to actually
animate those ideas within their imagination to derive the potential worth of each option—what we
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University in Fort Myers, FL and the author of Nested Ecology (2009).
Edward T. “Terry” Wimberley, PhD is professor of ecological studies at Florida Gulf Coast
Scott Pellegrino, MA is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland.
On Sustainability Book Imprint Transitions to Sustainability: Theoretical Debates for a Changing Planet David Humphreys and Spencer S. Stober (eds.) By the turn of the millennium the evidence that humans were changing the biosphere was manifested through a number of disturbing trends, including climate change, ozone depletion, global deforestation, coral bleaching, biodiversity loss, increased incidences of drought, and rising levels of atmospheric and marine pollution. These changes, some of which are irreversible, have given rise to the concept of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch in which humans are the dominant force for planetary change. We are the first generation to realize the enormity of the changes that humans are wreaking on the global biosphere, and in all likelihood we are the last generation with the opportunity to do something about it. Yet traditional policies are failing to respond to the challenge of reversing global environmental decline at the very historical moment when the need for action is most urgent. The profound changes that we are living through and the need to find new and innovative responses
to global environmental degradation present a pressing theoretical and conceptual challenge for both
practitioners and scholars of sustainability. This book aims to respond to that challenge.
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The contributions in this pioneering volume are divided into six thematic sections: culture, systems,
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business, art, rights, and citizenship. The chapters—empirically rich and critically guided—are written by leading scholars from around the world. The book makes a vital contribution to debates on sustainability and will prove essential reading for anyone who is concerned about global environmental change and our options for addressing it.
Editor Bios: David Humphreys is reader in environmental policy and social sciences programme director at The Open University in the UK where he specializes in environmental politics and policy. Spencer S. Stober is a professor of biology and leadership studies at Alvernia University in the US. His research interests are diverse and include ecosystem change, genetic technologies, the intersection of religion and science, and nature-centered leadership.
On Sustainability Conference
Curating global interdisciplinary spaces, supporting professionally rewarding relationships
On Sustainability About the Conference Conference History Founded in 2005, the International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability provides a multidisciplinary space, spanning the various fields and perspectives through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of sustainability, brought together by a common concern for sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic, and social concerns intersect. The International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.
Past Conferences • 2005 - University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Island of Oahu, Hawai’i, USA • 2006 - Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam • 2007 - University of Madras, Chennai, India • 2008 - Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia • 2009 - University of Technology, Mauritius • 2010 - University of Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador • 2011 - University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand • 2012 - UBC Robeson Square, Vancouver, Canada • 2013 - International Conference Center, Hiroshima, Japan • 2014 - University of Split, Split, Croatia • 2015 - Scandic Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark • 2016 - Portland State University, Portland, USA
Plenary Speaker Highlights The International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability has a rich history of featuring leading and emerging voices from the field, including: • Junko Edahiro, Japan for Sustainability, Tokyo, Japan (2013) • Steve Gough, University of Bath, Bath, UK (2007) • Hans-Martin Hinz, International Council of Museums (ICOM) (2006) • Charles Hopkins, York University, Toronto, Canada (2012) • Katherine Morton, Australian National University (2007) • Helena Norberg-Hodge, International Society for Ecology and Culture, UK (2005) • William E. Rees, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2013) • Vandana Shiva, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, New Delhi, India (2006) • Lawrence Surendra Madras University (2007) • Linda Te Aho, University of Waikato (2011)
On Sustainability About the Conference Past Partners Over the years the International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability has had the pleasure of working with the following organizations:
Cultural Development Network,
Hawke Research Institute,
Melbourne, Australia (2005)
Hanoi, Vietnam (2006)
University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia (2007-2009)
Japan for Sustainability,
Portland State University,
The Australian National University,
Tokyo, Japan (2013)
Portland, USA (2015)
Canberra, Australia (2006)
The Globalization Research Center,
UNESCO Ha Long Bay World
UNESCO Hanoi Office,
University of Hawai'i at Manoa,
Heritage Area, Vietnam (2006)
Honolulu, Hawai'i (2005)
University of Madras,
University of Split,
University of Technology, Mauritius,
Chennai, India (2007)
Split, Croatia (2014)
On Sustainability About the Conference Conference Principles and Features The structure of the conference is based on four core principles that pervade all aspects of the knowledge community: International This conference travels around the world to provide opportunities for delegates to see and experience different countries and locations. But more importantly, the On Sustainability Conference offers a tangible and meaningful opportunity to engage with scholars from a diversity of cultures and perspectives. This year, delegates from over 30 countries are in attendance, offering a unique and unparalleled opportunity to engage directly with colleagues from all corners of the globe. Interdisciplinary Unlike association conferences attended by delegates with similar backgrounds and specialties, this conference brings together researchers, practitioners, and scholars from a wide range of disciplines who have a shared interest in the themes and concerns of this community. As a result, topics are broached from a variety of perspectives, interdisciplinary methods are applauded, and mutual respect and collaboration are encouraged. Inclusive Anyone whose scholarly work is sound and relevant is welcome to participate in this community and conference, regardless of discipline, culture, institution, or career path. Whether an emeritus professor, graduate student, researcher, teacher, policymaker, practitioner, or administrator, your work and your voice can contribute to the collective body of knowledge that is created and shared by this community. Interactive To take full advantage of the rich diversity of cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives represented at the conference, there must be ample opportunities to speak, listen, engage, and interact. A variety of session formats, from more to less structured, are offered throughout the conference to provide these opportunities.
On Sustainability Ways of Speaking Plenary Plenary speakers, chosen from among the world’s leading thinkers, offer formal presentations on topics of broad interest to the community and conference delegation. One or more speakers are scheduled into a plenary session, most often the first session of the day. As a general rule, there are no questions or discussion during these sessions. Instead, plenary speakers answer questions and participate in informal, extended discussions during their Garden Conversation.
Garden Conversation Garden Conversations are informal, unstructured sessions that allow delegates a chance to meet plenary speakers and talk with them at length about the issues arising from their presentation. When the venue and weather allow, we try to arrange for a circle of chairs to be placed outdoors.
Talking Circles Held on the first day of the conference, Talking Circles offer an early opportunity to meet other delegates with similar interests and concerns. Delegates self-select into groups based on broad thematic areas and then engage in extended discussion about the issues and concerns they feel are of utmost importance to that segment of the community. Questions like “Who are we?”, ”What is our common ground?”, “What are the current challenges facing society in this area?”, “What challenges do we face in constructing knowledge and effecting meaningful change in this area?” may guide the conversation. When possible, a second Talking Circle is held on the final day of the conference, for the original group to reconvene and discuss changes in their perspectives and understandings as a result of the conference experience. Reports from the Talking Circles provide a framework for the delegates’ final discussions during the Closing Session.
Themed Paper Presentations Paper presentations are grouped by general themes or topics into sessions comprised of three or four presentations followed by group discussion. Each presenter in the session makes a formal twentyminute presentation of their work; Q&A and group discussion follow after all have presented. Session Chairs introduce the speakers, keep time on the presentations, and facilitate the discussion. Each presenter’s formal, written paper will be available to participants if accepted to the journal.
Colloquium Colloquium sessions are organized by a group of colleagues who wish to present various dimensions of a project or perspectives on an issue. Four or five short formal presentations are followed by commentary and/or group discussion. A single article or multiple articles may be submitted to the journal based on the content of a colloquium session.
On Sustainability Ways of Speaking Focused Discussion For work that is best discussed or debated, rather than reported on through a formal presentation, these sessions provide a forum for an extended “roundtable” conversation between an author and a small group of interested colleagues. Several such discussions occur simultaneously in a specified area, with each author’s table designated by a number corresponding to the title and topic listed in the program schedule. Summaries of the author’s key ideas, or points of discussion, are used to stimulate and guide the discourse. A single article, based on the scholarly work and informed by the focused discussion as appropriate, may be submitted to the journal.
Workshop/Interactive Session Workshop sessions involve extensive interaction between presenters and participants around an idea or hands-on experience of a practice. These sessions may also take the form of a crafted panel, staged conversation, dialogue or debate—all involving substantial interaction with the audience. A single article (jointly authored, if appropriate) may be submitted to the journal based on a workshop session.
Poster Sessions Poster sessions present preliminary results of works in progress or projects that lend themselves to visual displays and representations. These sessions allow for engagement in informal discussions about the work with interested delegates throughout the session.
On Sustainability Daily Schedule Thursday, 21 January 8:00–9:00 Conference Registration Desk Open 9:00–9:20
Conference Welcome—Welcome to Our Land: Cornell Pewewardy; Welcome to Our City: Michael Armstrong; Welcome to Our University: President Wim Wiewel
9:20–9:40 Conference Opening—Phillip Kalantzis-Cope, Director, Common Ground Publishing, USA 9:40–10:15
Plenary Session — Carlton Eley, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., USA Equitable Development: Social Equity by Design
10:15–10:45 Garden Conversation Featuring Carlton Eley and Coffee Break 10:45–10:55 Transition Break 10:55–11:45 Talking Circles 11:45–12:45 Lunch 12:45–14:25 Parallel Sessions 14:25–14:40 Coffee Break 14:40–16:20 Parallel Sessions 16:20–17:20 Conference Welcome Reception
Friday, 22 January 8:00–8:30 Conference Registration Desk Open 8:30–8:45 Daily Update 8:45–9:15 Publishing Your Article or Book with Common Ground Plenary Session—Veronica Dujon, Higher Education Coordination Commission Office of University 9:15–9:50
Coordination, State of Oregon, Portland, USA Globalization and Contests over Natural Resources: Defining Social Sustainability at Local, Regional, and International Scales
9:50–10:20 Garden Conversation Featuring Veronica Dujon and Coffee Break 10:20–10:30 Transition Break 10:30–11:45 Parallel Sessions 11:45–12:45 Lunch 12:45–13:30 Parallel Sessions—Focused Discussions, Poster Session, and Workshops 13:30–13:45 Break 13:45–15:25 Parallel Sessions 15:25–15:40 Coffee Break 15:40–17:20 Parallel Sessions 18:00–19:30 Conference Dinner—Visit the Conference Registration Desk for more information
On Sustainability Daily Schedule Saturday, 23 January 8:30–9:00 Conference Registration Desk Open 9:00–9:15 Daily Update Plenary Session—Jennifer Allen, Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, Portland, 9:15–9:50 USA Bridging Our Differences: Engaging Diverse Partners to Advance Sustainable Solutions 9:50–10:20 Garden Conversation Featuring Jennifer Allen and Coffee Break 10:20–10:30 Transition Break 10:30–12:10 Parallel Sessions 12:10–13:10 Lunch 13:10–14:50 Parallel Sessions 14:50–15:05 Break 15:05–16:45 Parallel Sessions 16:45–17:15 Special Event—Conference Closing and Award Ceremony
On Sustainability Conference Highlights Conference Tour Best of Portland Walking Tour Wednesday, 20 January | 10:00–12:30 Attendees will discover Portland the green and eco-friendly way while meeting and conversing with fellow delegates. This award-winning walk clarifies why Portland is regularly recognized as one of the best places to live. Tour-goers will hear about early and modern Portland as the guide shows you through an enlightened city rich with artwork, parks, bridges, downtown trains and streetcars, fountains, and friendly people.
Welcome Reception Thursday, 21 January | 16:20–17:20 On Thursday, 21 January the On Sustainability Conference and Common Ground Publishing will host a welcome reception at the conference venue after the last session of the day. Join delegates and plenaries for drinks, light hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to converse!
Conference Dinner Friday, 22 January | 18:00–20:00 On Friday, 22 January at 6:00 p.m. the On Sustainability Conference and Common Ground Publishing will host a conference dinner at the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center at Ecotrust. Delegates can enjoy an evening of conversation and a delicious, sustainable, locally sourced buffet dinner crafted by Artemis Foods at this iconic conference center, a Portland landmark situated in the heart of the Pearl district and named after the River Revolutionary of Salmon Country. For more information or to inquire about availability, please visit the Conference Registration Desk.
Conference Tour Beyond Bizarre Ghost Tour Saturday, 23 January | 19:00–21:30 On Saturday, 23 January at 7:00 p.m., if you like the paranormal, weird, or wacky, let certified members of the International Ghost Hunters Society guide you on an evening of adventure. At the start of the tour you will be handed real ghost hunting equipment just like that used by professionals and on TV. Then, set out visiting ghostly places and getting behind the scenes into what hauntings are all about. For more information or to inquire about availability, please visit the Conference Registration Desk.
On Sustainability Plenary Speakers Jennifer H. Allen Bridging Our Differences: Engaging Diverse Partners to Advance Sustainable Solutions Jennifer Allen provides strategic direction and oversight for all of ISS’ initiatives and programs. She works closely with staff and other members of the PSU community to ensure sustainability programs have the greatest possible impact for students, faculty, and community partners. As an associate professor in the Hatfield School of Government, Jennifer also teaches graduate courses in environmental and natural resource policy. She holds a PhD in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University, a Master of Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Yale University.
Veronica Dujon Globalization and Contests over Natural Resources: Defining Social Sustainability at Local, Regional, and International Scales Veronica Dujon is the Director for Academic Planning and Policy for the Higher Education Coordination Commission Office of University Coordination. In this capacity, she leads the Commission’s efforts to coordinate academic programs, degree pathways, and student success initiatives among Oregon’s public universities. As a scholar, she conducts research on and publishes in the areas of environmental sociology with a focus on conflicts over declining natural resources; the impact of globalization on people’s well-being; the role of women in the global economy; and the tensions between national development strategies and forces of globalization. Among her major research interest areas are 1) how to build sustainable societies that are inclusive of all people and in which people thrive, and 2) the use of ecosystem services in rapidly urbanizing areas. Among her publications are two edited volumes: Understanding the Dimensions of Social Sustainability (2009) with colleagues Prof. Mary King and Jesse Dillard, and Social Sustainability: A Multilevel Approach to Social Inclusion (2013), Jesse Dillard and Eileen Brennan. She is a three-time winner of the John Eliot Allen Teaching Award. In 2005 she was nominated for the US Professor of the Year Award. In 2008 Prof. Dujon received the PSU Distinguished Faculty Award.
On Sustainability Plenary Speakers Carlton Eley Equitable Development: Social Equity by Design Carlton Eley is an environmentalist, urban planner, and lecturer. He has ten years’ experience advancing projects targeting environmental justice and sustainable urban policy, and he is US EPA’s leading expert on the topic of equitable development. Carlton is credited for elevating equitable development to the level of formal recognition within US EPA as an approach for encouraging sustainable communities. He has coordinated national competitions that recognize communities for encouraging equitable development, and he has published multiple articles as well as blogs on the subject. He nominated South Carolina State Representative Harold Mitchell, Jr. and the ReGenesis Project for the 2015 National Planning Excellence Award for Advancing Diversity and Social Change (in Honor of Paul Davidoff). Carlton was selected by Fulbright New Zealand for participating in the Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowship in Public Policy. He is the first American to conduct research on the topic of smart growth in New Zealand. Following the fellowship, Carlton wrote a chapter on Wellington, New Zealand, for the book Local Sustainable Urban Development in a Globalized World. Carlton has served on community advisory service teams for Pamlico County, North Carolina; Gary, Indiana; Birmingham, Alabama; and the Vecht River Valley in the Netherlands. Carlton’s work has been commended by the Ford Foundation, the National Charrette Institute, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His technical assistance work and public engagement efforts have earned citations from the American Planning Association and the National Organization of Minority Architects. Carlton is the editor of the e-newsletter ‘Urban Leader 2.0’. He has a BA in Sociology/Social Work Curriculum from Elizabeth City State University and a MS in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa.
On Sustainability Graduate Scholar Awardees Ryan Bender Ryan Elizabeth Bender, MSW, is currently a PhD Student in the School of Social Work at Portland State University. Ms. Bender has a long history working with community-based organizations addressing educational, housing, and health care inequalities. Her research centers around social determinants of health, emphasizing family-centered diabetes care management and family dynamics as well as community-based participatory approaches developing community leadership and self-efficacy. She is a member of the Community Partnership for Health and Equity (CPHE), which supports community-driven research projects investigating the problems and priorities of neighborhoods affected by health inequities and serious health conditions.
Christopher Burkett Christopher Ashley Burkett is a PhD candidate in the Social Work and Social Research program at Portland State University. He has extensive research, practice, and teaching experience throughout New Jersey, New York, Michigan, and Oregon. His research agenda involves the countless socio-cultural and economic factors that determine the mental health (help seeking) experiences of Black American children residing in urban places. He is interested in using arts-based qualitative methods to collect and construct their culturally salient narratives.
Scott Ellis Scott Ellis is currently in the third year of his EdD at Newcastle University in which he is focusing on the use of social structures and critical pedagogy as frameworks from which to help improve the safety and educational experience of gay male students in higher education in relation to suicide prevention. Scott works in a research and teaching role at the University of East London, in which he has worked to improve the educational outcomes of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Currently seeking accreditation from the American Society of Suicidology, Scott was also recently awarded a fellowship from the UK-based Higher Education Academy and hopes to continue working toward understanding the university experience of gay students and the emerging strategies of gay-straight alliances as a new popular discourse and strategy to prevent self-harm. Scott’s professional and early research background is in promoting positive sexual health and HIV prevention amongst young people and he is exploring the links between this area and the focus of his EdD.
Felipe de Souza Ferreira Felipe hails from Brasilia, Brazil. He is a firm believer that education, particularly popular education, is a powerful tool for positive social transformation and it is for this reason that he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Education, Leadership, and Policy, with an emphasis on Leadership for Sustainability Education, and a graduate certificate in Gender, Race, and Nations. He is currently developing a framework titled Critical Sustainability Studies that examines the intersections between place and social justice. He hopes to pursue a PhD in the next couple of years and continue to promote critical sustainability in academia and beyond.
On Sustainability Graduate Scholar Awardees Jess Gerrior Jess Gerrior is the PhD Fellow/Project Director of C&S Workplace Organic Gardens, a partnership of Antioch University New England and C&S Wholesale Grocers. Her research interests combine sustainable and just local food systems with higher education leadership and pedagogy, areas in which Jess has served as a board chair, sustainability coordinator, educator, and volunteer. From education for resilience and the social ecology of food to participatory action and arts-based research, Jess sees community food system collaborations as one of many entry points into the larger transformative work of aligning higher education with sustainable development goals.
Jam Shahzaib Khan Jam Shahzaib Khan is currently a PhD scholar at the University of Mississippi majoring in civil engineering. He has been working on sustainable infrastructure and sustainable development. Mr. Khan has achieved the Faculty Development Scholarship Award from Quaid e Awam University of Sindh, Pakistan, and finished his master’s in the United Kingdom. He has presented his technical research papers in conferences and published several in international journals in Poland, Argentina, and Pakistan. Recently he has been elected senator at the University of Mississippi.
Alex Moyem Kombat Alex Moyem Kombat is currently a PhD candidate at the Brandenburg Technical University (BTU), CottbusSenftemberg, Germany. His PhD research focuses on environmental taxation in Ghana. He holds an MSc from BTU, Cottbus-Senftemberg, a BA (Hons) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in Ghana, and a Diploma in Taxation from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public AdministrationGhana. He is a German Academic Exchange Service scholarship holder and a member of the Alumni Network for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Matthew Lunde Matthew Lunde is a second-year marketing and sustainable business practices PhD student at the University of Wyoming. He has a background in marketing, management, architecture, and sustainability. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Architecture degree, both with an emphasis in sustainability from North Dakota State University. Additionally, Matthew is a LEED-AP+BD&C under the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Matthew’s research uses mostly survey and qualitative methods, focusing on sustainable marketing and management practices, social marketing and public policy concerns, business ethics, sustainable decisionmaking, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and sustainable design.
Nazan Madak Nazan Madak is a master student of the international business department at Anadolu University, in Eskişehir, Turkey. At present she is working on a study dealing with environmental standards. The aim of the study is to teach and inform future managers—currently university students—about environmental standards that have become worldwide-recognized universal business standards. Her thesis was awarded a scholarship from the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and it has been given a status of a scientific research project by Anadolu University. Nazan completed her undergraduate education in 2012 in the business administration department at Anadolu University. As an environmentalist, she has taken an active role in tree-planting projects such as CCI Greenheart WT-Outreach
On Sustainability Graduate Scholar Awardees and Erasmus Forest in Eskişehir. She also served as a volunteer student of the Green Business 2014 Conference in Istanbul.
Rhen Miles Rhen is from the deserts of New Mexico and began her journey in advocacy at PCC’s Sylvania Women’s Resource Center, during her first years in college. She completed her MSW and is now working towards her PhD at PSU. Rhen’s work includes understanding and improving the contexts that influence youth development, focusing on equity and social justice, and integrating participatory practice and research methods to support youth in actively changing the environments that affect them. When she is not conducting evaluation and research with schools and youth serving organizations, you can find her teaching undergraduate students at PSU or training in the Circus Arts.
Anabel Lopez Salinas Anabel Lopez Salinas is from the City of Oaxaca, Mexico, where she obtained a master’s degree in regional and technological development at the Instituto Tecnológico de Oaxaca. Her focus was on economic development and migration between the United States and the Mixteca, the poorest region of Oaxaca and the birthplace of her parents. In 2010, Anabel came to Portland, Oregon, to pursue a PhD in Public Affairs and Policy at Portland State University. While working on her dissertation entitled Exploring Transnational Economic, Social, and Political Participation of Mexican Immigrants in Oregon, Anabel has interviewed immigrants and public officials on the economic, political, and social incorporation of immigrants in Oregon, a relatively new destination for Latino immigrants.
Farrukh Zaman Farrukh Zaman is a graduate student at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he is focusing on urban and industrial ecology, energy, and climate mitigation issues. Prior to joining FES as a graduate student, Farrukh was working at WWF where he was managing three climate adaptation projects related to food security, disaster risk reduction, and coastal adaptation. As a development enthusiast, Farrukh plans to work in improving energy access and efficiency issues in developing countries through innovative solutions such as retrofitting in low-income communities. Farrukh holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with minors in international relations and psychology from the University of Karachi, Pakistan.
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TALKING CIRCLE Room 1 Talking Cir Circle cle 1 - Envir Environmental onmental Sustainability Room 2 Talking Cir Circle cle 2 - Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context
Room 3 Talking Cir Circle cle 3 - Sustainability Policy and Practice Room 4 Talking Cir Circle cle 4 - Sustainability Education Room 5 Talking Cir Circle cle 5 - 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability - Inspiration and Solution 11:45-12:45
PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 1 Urbanization and Its Consequences
Ecologic and Economic Zoneament as T Tools ools for Integrated Land Management and Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeir Janeiro o Vera Jane Ruffato-Ferreira, Energy Planning Program, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil José Antonio Sena, Directorate of Geosciences, Geography and Statistics Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Daniel de Berrêdo Viana, Energy Planning Program, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Leandro Andrei Beser de Deus, Geography Department, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Cynara Alets Sthuasth Souza de Melo França, Virtual Institute of Global Changes, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Marcos Aurélio Vasconcelos de Freiras, Energy Planning Program, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Overview: This paper evaluates the potential of Ecological Economic Zoning in Rio de Janeiro as a tool for supporting the preparation of territorial planning policies for sustainable development. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Envir Environmental onmental Consequences of Urbanization: The Legal Attitude in Nigeria Lilian Y. Taiwo, Lagos, Nigeria Overview: Nigeria is having its share of urbanization and its incidental environmental consequences; hence, the need to review and adjust the legal attitude of the people and government for environmental sustainability. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
The Limits of Path Shaping: Why Cities Cr Create eate and Re-cr Re-create eate Unsustainable Urban Gr Growth owth Patter Patterns ns Dr. Geoff Ghitter, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment, and Economy, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada Dr. Noel Keough, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada Dr. Jenny Lieu, University of Sussex, Sussex, UK Overview: The transition to low-carbon cities requires new urban forms yet the existing bylaws and regulations governing urban growth inhibit or preclude such development. The development pathway is dependent. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Urban Sustainability under the Driving For Forces-Pr ces-Pressur essures-State-Impacts-Responses es-State-Impacts-Responses Framework: A Case Study of Chinese Megacities Lu Miao, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan Overview: This paper applies the DPSIR framework to assess the sustainability of Chinese megacities, to explore the impacts of urbanization on whole urban system, and to finally give policy advice. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Room 2 Sustainability Practices and Sustainable Development AT Tale ale of T Two wo Cities: Perspectives fr from om the Angle of Sustainable Development Prof. Frank Lorne, School of Management, New York Institute of Technology-Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada Dr. James Clapp, Urban Planning, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA Overview: This study compares Venice and Hong Kong on their implicit policies on sustainable development in a historical context, as well as projections into the future. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Ef Efficient ficient and Equitable T Taxes axes for Global Sustainability: Achieving Global Equity of the Bur Burden den Added T Tax ax and Other Forms of Envir Environmental onmental Taxation Dr. Maximilian M. Etschmaier, College of Science, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA Overview: This paper explores ethical and legal norms permiting equitable implementation on a global scale of the Burden Added Tax and other environmental taxes, respecting economic preferences of every sovereign nation. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
THURSDA HURSDAY Y, 21 JANUAR ANUARY Y PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 3 Envir Environmental onmental Impacts and Implications
Artificial Aquifers: A Case Study of an Apartment Complex Prof. Uday Chipalkatty, Department of Architecture, Department of Interior Design, Dr. B.N. College of Architecture for Women, Pune, India Overview: This paper discusses artificial aquifers using the Jaloday Method. In developing countries not every one has access to water. Artificial aquifers can be the answer. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Dynamics and Bioavailability of Cadmium and Lead in Biosolids Amended Soils: The Ef Effect fect of W Water ater T Trreatment Residuals Nanoparticles Prof. Fatma Sherif, Soil and Water Science Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt Prof. Sayed Elkhatib, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt Prof. Ahmed Mahdy, Soil and Water Science Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt Dr. Mahrous Kandil, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt AbdAlla Abdelatif, Soil and Water Science Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt Overview: This paper disscusses the effect of nanoparticles water treatment residuals on dynamics and bioavailability of Cd and Pb in biosolids amended soils. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
The Paradox of Clean Energy: Life-cycle Sustainability and the Recycling of W Wind ind T Turbine urbine Materials Dr. Robert Forbis, Department of Political Science, National Wind Institute, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA Dr. Travis Roach, National Wind Institute, Department of Economics, Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA Overview: This paper analyzes the current policy shortcomings of recycling wind turbine materials as turbines are retired, and addresses the implications for the future if no such policy is enacted. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Long-term Ef Effects fects of Intr Introduced oduced Species: Implications for Restoration and Management Dr. Chester Wilson, Biology Department, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, USA Overview: Introduced species may alter the physical environment and biological interactions in ways that leave legacy effects even after they have been removed. This limits the effectiveness of restoration efforts. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Room 4 New Dir Directions ections in Sustainability Education and A Awar wareness eness Thinking thr through ough W Wilder ilderness ness and National Parks Evan Edward Townsend, American Studies, Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA Overview: This paper is a critique and thought experiment into the various ways we might look at the United States’ wilderness areas and National Parks both domestically and internationally. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
A Campus Community Gar Garden: den: Cultivating Cultural Diversity and Sustainability thr through ough Cr Creation eation of Place Helen Turner, School of Interiors, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA Dr. Krista Jacobsen, Department of Horticulture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA Overview: Aimed at revitalizing a campus community garden, this one-year project explored physical, ecological, and socio-cultural sustainability through campus engagement and a participatory process, leveraging synergies between design and agriculture. Theme: Sustainability Education
Envir Environmental onmental Ethics: Doing Philosophy in the Urban Setting Dr. Judith Chelius Stark, Philosophy Department, Seton Hall University, South Orange, USA Overview: Teaching environmental ethics in the urban-suburban interface introduces unique challenges. Environmental principles provide the framework to engage urban issues like open space, urban farming, site remediation through theory and practice. Theme: Sustainability Education
THURSDA HURSDAY Y, 21 JANUAR ANUARY Y PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 5 Enhancing Industry Sustainability and Sustainable Innovation
The Dashboar Dashboard d Management System: A T Tool ool to Manage Data Ef Efficiently ficiently at the Back End and to Display Data Meaningfully at the Fr Front ont End Phyo Phyo Zin, Computer Science Department, Berea College, Berea, USA Overview: Dashboard Management System (DMS) is designed to reduce administrative workload at the backend, to communicate sustainable data meaningfully with public, and to provide a valuable form of environmental assessment. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
A Strategic Framework on Life-cycle Pr Procur ocurement ement Dr. Stella Y. Hua, Department of Decision Sciences, Western Washington University, Bellingham, USA Overview: This study investigates the impact of performance-based contracts on supply chain sustainability in the aerospace and defense industry, and proposes a strategic framework on life-cycle procurement. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Incr Increasing easing Sustainability Engagement Using Experiential Pedagogies in Socially Responsible Supply Chain Management Education Erin Grogan, School of Management, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA Dr. Stephen Morris, Department of Business Analytics and Information Systems, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA Overview: This paper focuses on practical experiential learning principles and examples for teaching and learning sustainability and socially responsible supply chain management. Theme: Sustainability Education
Compr Comprehensive ehensive Sustainability Indicator Analytics for Addr Addressing essing Community Inequality Dr. Lester King, Shell Center for Sustainability, Rice University, Houston, USA Overview: This paper examines a methodology for a reliable and systematic assessment of planning performance at the community level using sustainability indicators. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution 14:25-14:40
PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 1 Urban Renewal and Sustainability Assessment
Collaborative Neighborhood-scale Sustainability Assessment and Planning: Applying the Analytic Hierar Hierarchy chy Pr Process ocess for Spatial Decision Support Dr. Evan Gutierrez, Environmental Science Graduate Program, Oregon State University, Portland, USA Overview: This paper introduces the SOURCE tool, which facilitates integration of the Analytic Hierarchy Process, GIS, and collaborative neighborhoodscale sustainability assessment for urban renewal using a case study in Portland, Oregon. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Solomon’ Solomon’ss Dilemma: Latest Challenge, Feralness Jane McQuitty, Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada Overview: Lyrical versions of feralness are missing from the social imagination. This paper considers how this absence in environmental rhetoric affects attempts to conserve urban feralness in North America. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Zer Zero oW Waste: aste: A Sustainable Path for Urban Societal Living Vishaka Agarwal, Textile Design Department, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bhopal, India Overview: Rapid urbanization poses an immense challenge on the environment due to large-scale waste generation. Household waste management by recycling into "valuable resources" is a solution for sustainable urban living. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Sustainable Theory and Xer Xeroscaping oscaping Dr. Lolita Nikolova, Global Academy of Sustainable Culture, International Institute of Anthropology, Salt Lake City, USA Overview: Sustainable theory is user oriented, promotes an empathic culture, connectivity, and sensitivity. None of these characteristics can be recognized in xeroscaping despite its growing popularity. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
THURSDA HURSDAY Y, 21 JANUAR ANUARY Y PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 2 Public Involvement and Local Ef Efforts forts towar toward d Envir Environmental onmental Sustainability
Sustainable Biofuels Can Impr Improve ove Livelihoods and Restor Restoree the Envir Environment onment Doris Cellarius, Cross-Theme Biofuels Task Force, Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Prescott, USA Overview: Recent criticism of biofuels as unsustainable and competing for food supplies has led to innovative projects that both benefit communities and restore the environment. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Local Gr Greenhouse eenhouse Gas Emissions Of Offsetting: fsetting: Models for Establishing a Cooperative Local Ef Effort fort Dr. Patrick Van Inwegen, Political Science, Whitworth University, Spokane, USA Overview: This paper discusses the application of local sustainability efforts to the creation of GHG emissions offsetting and models most likely to work for a medium-sized city. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Envir Environmental onmental Impact Assessment Policy Policy,, Practice, Performance, and Public Participation as Mediated by Access to Information: The Case of Mass Rapid T Transport ransport Pr Project oject in Malaysia Dr. Abiola Waliyu Aiyeola, Department of Environmental Management and Planning, Faculty of Environmental Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Badagry, Nigeria Assoc. Prof. Ramdzani bin Abdullah, Department of Environmental Management, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serisedang, Malaysia Prof. Mad Nasir Shamsudeen, Department of Environmental Management, Agricultural and Resources Economics, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serisedang, Malaysia Musa Haruna Danladi, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Seri Kembangan, Malaysia Dr. Arit Uyouko, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Calabar, Nigeria Overview: This research explores the relationship between EIA process and public participation as mediated by access to information. The study used the MRT project in Malaysia as a case study. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises and Envir Environmental onmental Public Policy in Colombia: Redir Redirection ection Based on Organizational Cultur Culturee Pedro Andrés Bohórquez Pulido, Faculty of Economic Sciences, National University of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia Juan Pablo Cendales Rodríguez, Faculty of Economic Sciences, National University of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia Overview: Understanding organizational culture is the key to building a bridge between public policy stimulus and green strategies in SMEs in Colombia. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Room 3 Rethinking Sustainability in the Age of the Anthr Anthropocene opocene The Envir Environment onment as "Client": Over Overcoming coming Anthr Anthropocentric opocentric Barriers in Law and Social W Work ork Peter Jones, Social Work and Community Welfare, College of Arts, Society, and Education, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia Kate Galloway, Law, James Cook University, Cairns, Australia Overview: This paper explores the alternative framing of the "environment as client" in law and social work and the implications for professional practice. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Gr Green een Earth: The Emergence of Planetary Civilization Elizabeth Mendenhall, Political Science Department, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA Daniel Deudney, Political Science Department, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA Overview: This paper draws together the diverse and evolving currents of environmentalism into the vision of a "Green Civilization" emerging from the ashes of previous eras of scientific-technological civilization. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
A Critical Theory of Art and the Liberation of Natur Nature: e: The Aesthetic V Vision ision of "Laudato Si" Prof. William Hetrick, Division of Social Science, Bethel University, McKenzie, USA Prof. Marion Graham, Division of Humanities, Bethel University, McKenzie, USA Overview: This paper uses the works of Herbert Marcuse on aesthetics as a first step toward the liberation of nature. Pope Francis' recently issued "Laudato Si" will serve as an exemplar. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
The Contributions of Cultur Culture/s e/s to Sustainability Science and Practice: Clarifying Key Relationships for Advocacy and Action Dr. Michel Gueldry, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, USA Overview: We analyze meanings and uses of the multifaceted concept of "culture/s" for sustainability and detail an illustrative case-study. This reveals culture/s for, of, toward, in sustainability, and sustainability across cultures. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
THURSDA HURSDAY Y, 21 JANUAR ANUARY Y 14:40-16:20 PARALLEL SESSIONS
Room 4 Sustainability Education: Design and the Built Envir Environment onment What Ar Architects chitects Should Be Lear Learning ning in School? Thr Three ee Models of Sustainable Design T Teaching eaching and Lear Learning ning Ming Hu, American Institute of Architects, Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA Overview: This paper introduces three different models that teach, implement, validate, and promote sustainable design in the architecture profession. Exemplary programs will be used to illustrate the three different models. Theme: Sustainability Education
Quantifying Sustainability in System Design Dr. Ronald Carson, Department of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, USA Overview: In a new engineering course in the “Appropriate and Sustainable Engineering” program, Seattle Pacific University is addressing how to analyze systems during the design activity to address quantified sustainability issues. Theme: Sustainability Education
Sustainability in the Context and Cultur Culturee of Engineers Sheri Woo, SHN Engineers and Geologists, Eureka, USA Dr. Kathryn Lancaster, School of Business, Humboldt State University, Arcata, USA Overview: The overlap and intersection of engineering culture and sustainability values are explored. Limited system boundaries are considered as reasons why our built environment often falls short of sustainability. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
The Lehigh in Senegal Design: Build Practicum Dr. Susan Kart, Art, Architecture, Design Department, Africana Studies Program, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA Dr. Mark Orrs, Department of Political Science, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA Brent Stringfellow, Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects, Allentown, USA Overview: This paper proposes a pedagogy based on a design model of research, travel, making, and testing to integrate the humanities with sustainable development. Theme: Sustainability Education
Room 5 Teaching and Lear Learning ning about Sustainability Renewable Energy Education: Does It Impact Students’ Per Perception ception of Climate Change? Nirav Patel, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA Overview: Sustainability education has been described to encourage development of environmental values and attitudes. I examine this further, using empirical testing, to understand if directed educational efforts can sustain environmental engagement. Theme: Sustainability Education
Rethinking How W Wee T Teach each Sustainability: Advancing Pedagogy for Sustained Student Lear Learning ning in Higher Education Prof. Marsha R. Cuddeback, School of Interior Design, College of Art and Design, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA Overview: Rethinking how we teach and apply methods for significant learning holds promise for sustaining student learning in higher education within and beyond the classroom. Theme: Sustainability Education
Sustainability and Social Responsibility: A Method for Encouraging Community Engagement fr from om University Students Austin Dada, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA Overview: This research details the methods used to teach the concept of sustainability to an interdisciplinary group of students based on the lessons learned from a study-away experience. Theme: Sustainability Education
Navigating a Complex W World: orld: A Case for Resilience Education Prof. James Pushnik, Institute for Sustainable Development, California State University Chico, Chico, USA Prof. Colleen Hatfield, Department of Biological Science, California State University Chico, Chico, USA Overview: Education for resilience introduces a new line of research and learning. Multidisciplinary collaboration sparks creative thinking leading to innovative teaching and learning needed to address the daunting challenges ahead. Theme: Sustainability Education 16:20-17:20
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PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 1 Human Impacts and Envir Environmental onmental Sustainability
Factors Af Affecting fecting Mode Choice for the Jour Journey ney to School: Evidence fr from om Halifax, Canada Dr. Jamie E.L. Spinney, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada Dr. Hanna Maoh, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada Dr. Hugh Millward, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada Overview: A multinomial logistic regression analysis of the personal, school, and neighbourhood characteristics associated with travel mode choices for children’s direct journeys between their home and school. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Understanding the Economic Impacts of Rural-Urban Migration in the Context of Climate Change in Coastal Ar Areas eas of Pakistan Farrukh Zaman, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, USA Overview: This research primarily examines the impact of rural-urban migration on economic sectors (e.g. fisheries and livestock) in the context of climate change in the coastal areas of Pakistan. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Beyond Ecological Limits to Gr Growth owth Dr. Gabor Zovanyi, Department of Planning and Public Administration, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, USA Overview: Mounting evidence confirms that the existing scale of human enterprise has surpassed global ecological limits on growth. Based on an overview of that evidence the paper advances a no-growth imperative. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Room 2 Teaching Sustainability Contemplative Practices in the Sustainability Classr Classroom: oom: Helping Students Cope and Find Cr Creative eative Solutions for Global Climate Change Dr. Eric Stottlemyer, The Environmental Program, The Writing Program, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, USA Overview: This paper examines contemplative practice as a means to help students better understand the complex web of relationships that tie urban societies to the natural systems upon which they depend. Theme: Sustainability Education
A Solutions-based Appr Approach oach to T Teaching eaching Sustainability in an Inter Interdisciplinary disciplinary Curriculum Dr. Richard Niesenbaum, Biology and Sustainability Studies, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, USA Overview: This paper discusses a sustainability curriculum that offers the interdisciplinary background required to understand many of the complex challenges we face and develops the skills needed to solve these problems. Theme: Sustainability Education
The Cir Circle cle of Courage in College: Integrating Native American Cultural Principles into Undergraduate Social W Work ork Education Dr. Kevin Jones, Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Portland, Portland, USA Overview: This paper describes a study of an innovative application of The Circle of Courage model to undergraduate social work education, bringing Native American youth development principles into the college classroom. Theme: Sustainability Education
FRIDA RIDAY Y, 22 JANUAR ANUARY Y PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 3 Sustainability Policy and Practice: Public Health Car Caree
Perspectives of Community Health W Workers orkers on the Sustainability of Primary Health Car Caree Prof. Dan Richard Fernandez, St. Luke's College of Nursing, Trinity University of Asia, Quezon City, Philippines Overview: This study determined the perspectives of community health workers’ perspectives on the sustainability of primary health care. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Social Sustainability Sustainability,, a T Trrojan Horse for T Traditional raditional Public Health Perspectives Sven Hassler, Department of Health Sciences, University West, Trollhättan, Sweden Overview: This paper discusses how demands on social sustainability meet health-promotive aspects of community policy planning and how these perspectives are used and perceived at the Swedish community level. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Walking the T Talk: alk: Enacting Health Pr Promotion omotion and Equity in a Rural Health and W Wellness ellness Center Ryan Bender, School of Social Work, Portland State University, Portland, USA Dr. Jana L. Meinhold, Child and Family Studies, School of Social Work, Portland State University, Portland, USA Ivy Wagner, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Cornelius, USA Ignolia Duyck, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Cornelius, USA Karen Cellarius, Regional Research Institute for Human Services, Portland State University, Portland, USA Dr. Cynthia Perry, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, School of Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA Dr. Eileen Muench Brennan, Regional Research Institute for Human Services, School of Social Work, Portland State University, Portland, USA Dr. Christina Nicolaidis, Social Determinants of Health, School of Social Work, Portland State University, Portland, USA Overview: Interviews with community members and health care providers in outer Portland, Oregon offered insight to health promotion, integrated health and wellness services, and barriers to better health. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Room 4 Dynamics of Cultural Sustainability Sustainability Sustainability,, Institutional Capital, and the Social V Value alue of the Arts Dr. Alisa Moldavanova, Department of Political Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA Overview: This paper approaches formalized arts organizations as the core of the cultural dimension of sustainability. It examines the sustainability of art museums, literature, and music and performing arts organizations. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Pr Protecting otecting Living Cultural Landscapes: Lessons for Sustainable Settlements in Local Knowledge Carla Chifos, School of Planning, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA Overview: This paper summarizes types of local practices and knowledge that inform culturally sustainable outcomes found in both formally and informally protected living cultural landscapes from multiple European and Canadian cases. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Humane V Values: alues: Heritage T Tourism ourism as a Sustainable Revitalization Movement Dr. Michael Di Giovine, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, USA Dr. Teresita Majewski, Statistical Research, Inc., Tempe, USA Dr. Jonathan Mabry, City of Tucson, Tucson, USA Overview: Grounded in anthropological theory and case studies from urban settings in three continents, this paper illustrates how participatory heritage tourism programs can foster holistic, sustainable, socio-cultural, and economic revitalization movements. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Room 5 Envir Environmental onmental Activism Fr Freedom eedom of Information and the Envir Environment: onment: W Women's omen's Activism for Envir Environmental onmental Pr Protection otection Prof. Ana Cristina Carvalho, International Law Research Program, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada Overview: This paper analyzes the role of women's environmental activism, as well as how international law can help promote freedom of information to foster activism. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Resistance Re-visioned: Indigenous Envir Environmental onmental Activism, Education, and Renewable Energy Development in Canada Dr. Gregory Lowan-Trudeau, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada Rajan Rathnavalu, Canada Overview: This paper reports on two related studies into Indigenous environmental activism, education, and renewable energy development in Canada. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Room 6 Workshop Between the First and Last Mile: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Or Oregon’ egon’ss Regional Food System Jim Kalvelage, Opsis Architecture LLP, Portland, USA Franklin Jones, B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery, Portland, USA Heather DeGrella, Opsis Architecture, Portland, USA Sydney DeLuna, Redd Project, Ecotrust, Portland, USA Phil Blankenship, Lazy B Ranch, Chiloquin, USA Overview: This workshop addresses the aggregation, processing, and distribution infrastructure in Oregon's regional food system that supports the flow of whole and minimally processed agricultural and food products on every scale. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context 11:45-12:45
FRIDA RIDAY Y, 22 JANUAR ANUARY Y PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 1 Focused Discussion
Ecosystem-based Management: Its Curr Current ent Implementation and Its Futur Futuree in Or Oregon egon Coastal Management Alexandra Hoffman, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, School of Law, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA Overview: Pieces of ecosystem-based management are currently being implemented into both state and federal laws. By continuing to incorporate ecosystem-based management, laws will do a better job at protecting marine ecosystems. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Developing a Sustainability Pr Program ogram with Pr Proven oven Results: A Case Study fr from om the Fr Freight eight T Transportation ransportation Industry Justine Russo, Sales and Marketing, PITT OHIO, Pittsburgh, USA Overview: We understand the impact our trucks have on the environment, economy, and community. Our goal is to share how we use sustainability to be a good corporate and community citizen. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
The Sustainable Building Industry Supply Chain: A Cluster Appr Approach oach Emily Ryan, School of Marketing, Operations, and Management, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia Overview: This paper discusses the drivers for viable supply chain cluster development in the sustainable buildings industry to identify key leverage points from established theoretical and practical foundations. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Assessing Supply Chain Sustainability in Small Business Dr. Jeffery Adams, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, USA Dr. Faiza Khoja, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, USA Dr. Ralph Kauffman, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, USA Overview: This discussion develops and assesses application of a model to determine the degree of implementation of sustainable supply chain practices in small businesses. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Social Justice Sustainabilities: Critical Theories and V Visions isions Felipe de Souza Ferreira, Portland State University, Portland, USA Overview: After proposing a framework that brings together feminism, environmental justice, and oppression theory, I hope to inspire different theories and visions of sustainability (sustainabilities) that are rooted in social justice. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
A Path to Institutionalizing Sustainability: The Case of a Private Liberal Arts University Dr. Valeria Makarova, School of Management, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, USA Dr. Charles Maxey, School of Management, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, USA Overview: This research on major enabling factors and stumbling blocks for developing adequate sustainability governance structure and comprehensive reporting process was conducted at a medium-sized private liberal arts institution. Theme: Sustainability Education
FRIDA RIDAY Y, 22 JANUAR ANUARY Y 12:45-13:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS
Room 2 Poster Session Life Cycle Analysis of Carbon Dioxide Emissions for Electric V Vehicles ehicles Based on Electricity Generation Mix: W Well-to-wheel ell-to-wheel Analysis Considering Battery Pr Production oduction and Solar Power Generation Scenarios Hyunhong Choi, Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea JongRoul Woo, Technology Economics Management Policy Program, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea Joongha Ahn, Samsung Economic Research Institute, Seoul, South Korea Overview: Life cycle analysis of carbon dioxide emissions for electric vehicles based on country's electricity generation mix was performed considering battery production. Solar power generation scenarios for EVs were also considered. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Investigation of Guests’ Motivations to Participate in Hotel Gr Green een Pr Programs ograms and Their Ef Effect fect on Overall Guest Satisfaction Prof. Magnus Thorsson, International Hotel School, Johnson and Wales University, Providence, USA Liang Rebecca Tang, Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management, Iowa State University, Ames, USA Overview: Environmentally responsible behavior often involves difficult motivational conflicts, arising from the incompatibility of environmental protectionrelated societal goals and individual consumers’ personal or self-interested benefits. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Public Pr Prefer eference ence and W Willingness illingness to Pay for Spent Nuclear Fuel Facilities in South Kor Korea: ea: A Latent Class Appr Approach oach HyungBin Moon, Technology Economics Management Policy Program, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea JongRoul Woo, Technology Economics Management Policy Program, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea Jongsu Lee, Technology Economics Management Policy Program, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea Overview: We quantitatively analyze the South Korean public’s heterogeneous preferences regarding the construction and operation of spent nuclear fuel facilities. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
The Ef Effect fect of Alter Alternative native Fuel V Vehicles ehicles on the Market: The Case of the Kor Korean ean Automobile Market Youngjun Stephen Park, Technology Management, Economics, and Policy Program, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea Jongsu Lee, Technology Economics Management Policy Program, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea Overview: This research applies the joint mixed-logit model to analyze the impact of alternative-fuel vehicles on the automobile market and on social welfare because of changes in customers' preferences. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
An Ef Effective fective Channel of Communication for Public Deliberation on the Issue of Renewable Energy Policy JiYeon Jung, Technology Economics Management Policy Program, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea Overview: This study provides ideas for fostering sustainability through an examination of effective communication channels around the topic of renewable energy policy. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Low-income Sustainable Shelter Camilo Cerro, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture, Art, and Design, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Overview: This study explores a prefabricated low-income shelter to better the quality of life in the developing world. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Sorptive Removal of Alizarin Y Yellow-R ellow-R Dye fr from om W Water ater Using Fibers of Luf Luffa fa cylindrica Sponge Prof. Tariq Mahmud, Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan Abdul Rauf, Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan Ch. Muhammad Ashraf, PCSIR Labs Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan Rabia Rehman, Institute of Chemistry, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan Overview: We have evaluated the efficiency of the fibers of Luffa cylindrica sponge for removing Alizarin Yellow-R dye from the water. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
A Gr Ground ound Theory Study: How Do Sustainable Initiatives and Policies Af Affect fect Sustainable Decision-making Behaviors? Matthew Lunde, Department of Marketing and Management, University of Wyoming, Laramie, USA Overview: This research investigates how do sustainable initiatives/policies affect people’s sustainable intentions and behaviors. By drawing themes, a core category of “keeping up with the Joneses” emerges. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
A Small Dwelling George Newlands, Architecture, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Overview: This project examines the design and construction of a dwelling(s) that incorporates sustainable systems into a minimal footprint and maximum comfort. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Envir Environmental onmental Management and Psychological W Wellbeing ellbeing in College Students Xinyi Fang, Department of Infrastructure Planning and Facilities-Recycling, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA Overview: This study examines the relationship between college students’ environmental management and their psychological wellbeing. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Social Sustainability and Determinants of Health in the Emerging Era of Homonormativity: The Deconstructive Impact on the Cultural Identity of Pr Progr ogressive, essive, Equalizing Social Policy in Urban Centers Scott A. Ellis, School of Education, Communication, and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK Overview: Cities have protected gay men, legitimizing sociocultural sustainability even when illegal. This is being deconstructed by the very equality that gay men and their allies have sought for decades. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
FRIDA RIDAY Y, 22 JANUAR ANUARY Y 12:45-13:30
PARALLEL SESSIONS Cr Cross-racial oss-racial Friendship Maintenance and Sustainability: An Ethnographic Study of Social Media Use in Sojour Sojourning ning Experiences Dr. Hongchi Shiau, Communications Management Department, Gender Studies Graduate Institute, Shih-Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan Overview: Drawing on ethnographic interviews with thirteen Taiwanese sojourners, this study analyzes how the use of social media with assistance of visual cues may enable Taiwanese sojourners to overcome some challenges. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Understanding and Influencing Student Behavior towar toward d Food W Waste aste at Portland State University Manar Alattar, Campus Sustainability Office, Portland State University, Portland, USA Overview: New food waste education programming was implemented at Portland State University in the 2015/2016 academic year. Programming impact on behavioral change is being measured through survey and waste audit data. Theme: Sustainability Education
Muhlenberg’ Muhlenberg’ss Sustainability House as an Education T Tool: ool: Community Engagement though Practice in Sustainable Living Ellison Heil, Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, USA Overview: The environmental education initiative of Muhlenberg College’s Sustainability House is rooted in community gardening, energy conservation, and waste management. These initiatives are avenues to engage community awareness of sustainability. Theme: Sustainability Education
Making Social Innovation and Social Entr Entrepr epreneurship eneurship Education Mor Moree Accessible and Relevant Cindy Cooper, Impact Entrepreneurs, School of Business Administration, Portland State University, Portland, USA Jacen Greene, Impact Entrepreneurs, School of Business Administration, Portland State University, Portland, USA Overview: The Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Certificate is a majority-online program open to people of all ages and locations. Undergraduates, graduates, and members of the community attend courses together. Theme: Sustainability Education
Transforming Lawn into an Edible Landscape Alexandra Marie Hezik, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, USA Overview: The Western Kentucky University Office of Sustainability's edible-landscaped front yard will demonstrate one of many urban agricultural methods and serve as an educational tool for the on- and off-campus communities. Theme: Sustainability Education
Room 3 Workshop The Evolution of an Envir Environmental onmental Sustainability Pr Program ogram in the Hillsbor Hillsborough ough Regional T Transit ransit Authority Authority,, T Tampa, ampa, Florida Jeffrey Seward, Hillsborough Regional Transity Authority, Tampa, USA Overview: HART has initiated, and is evolving, a robust environmental sustainability program addressing not only the internal ISO 14001 processes but changing transportation options that decrease environmental impact by transit users. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Room 4 Workshop Transformative Sustainability Lear Learning ning Pedagogies Rosemary Logan, First Year Seminar Action Research Team Program, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA Overview: This workshop explores transformative sustainability learning pedagogies for application in the classroom, learning from Expeditionary Learning, a leader in the area of rigorous, integrative, place, and problem-based learning. Theme: Sustainability Education
Room 5 Workshop A Scholar’ Scholar’ss Gar Garden: den: Inquiry into the Landscape of Food Justice Scholarship and Implications for Sustainability Education Jess Gerrior, Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England, Keene, USA Overview: How do scholarly disciplines and cultures approach food justice, and what does this mean for sustainability praxis? What could a sustainability pedagogy that embraces food justice look like? Theme: Sustainability Education
Room 6 Workshop Addr Addressing essing Sustainability and Climate Change Acr Across oss All Campus Curricula Dr. Heather W. Hackman, Hackman Consulting Group, Minneapolis, USA Overview: This workshop demonstrates how educators can address sustainability and climate change in any content area via the discussion of a teaching matrix tool and of various examples across multiple disciplines. Theme: Sustainability Education
Room 7 Workshop Implementing Sustainability: Insight fr from om Theory and Sub-national Leadership Jacqueline Kozak-Thiel, Sustainability Services: Economic Health, Social Sustainability, Environmental Services, City of Fort Collins, Fort Collins, USA Overview: Participants are invited to share lessons learned from sub-national sustainability innovation and action. Facilitated discussion will follow a brief discussion about implementation theory and practice with case study examples. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice 13:30-13:45
FRIDA RIDAY Y, 22 JANUAR ANUARY Y 13:45-15:25 PARALLEL SESSIONS
Room 1 Social Sustainability: Policy and Practice The Role of Non-gover Non-governmental nmental Organizations in Activating Y Youth outh V Volunteerism olunteerism in the Sultanate of Oman Wajeha Al-Ani, Department of Educational Foundations and Administration, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khoud, Oman Muhammed Lashin, Department of Educational Foundations and Administration, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khoud, Oman Rashid Al-Fahdi, Department of Educational Foundations and Administration, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khoud, Oman Overview: This study discusses the possibility of non-governmental organizations helping to increase the participation of youth in social activities. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
An Online University for Refugees: Dr Dream eam or Reality? Dr. Gul Inanc, School of Art, Design, and Media, Nanynag Technological University, Singapore, Singapore Overview: This paper discusses a project focused on creating a new knowledge network called OUR (Open University for Refugees). Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Happiness and Quality of Life for the Elderly Living in Neighborhoods Heng Zhang, Department of Architecture, Institute of Environmental and Behavioral Studies, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan Yu-Chuan Hu, Department of Architecture, Institute of Environmental and Behavioral Studies, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan Overview: We collect elders’ satisfaction of residential environment and explore the planning factors of elderly living environments by evaluating elderly well-being. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Community Capitals T Tool: ool: Operationalizing Sustainability in Diverse Contexts Dr. Gretchen Ferguson, Centre for Sustainable Community Development, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada Overview: This paper introduces the conceptual framework of community capital and the Community Capital Tool (CC Tool) as a way of operationalizing sustainability in local areas. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Room 2 Indigenous Adaptation and Resilience: Cultural Ecology Sustainable Resilience in Barbuda: Lear Learning ning fr from om the Past and Developing Strategies for the Futur Futuree Dr. Rebecca Boger, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, USA Dr. Amy Potter, Department of History, Armstrong State University, Savannah, USA Dr. Sophia Perdikaris, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, USA Dr. Jennifer Adams, School of Education, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, USA Overview: Natural and social scientists are working with local experts from Barbuda to document sustainably resilient practices in the past, and develop strategies to build sustainable resilience in the present. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Mobility Mobility,, Space, and the Idea of Home: The Nomadic Community of Kha-Dr Kha-Dro o Thinley Gyatso, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India Overview: This study explores the cultural practices of the nomadic community Kha-Dro as they relate to ecology. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Determinants of Innovative Agr Agrofor oforestry estry Adoption in the Arid Zone of Thal, Pakistan Dr. Muhammad Khan, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan Overview: This study investigates the factors that determine the adoption of agroforestry in the Thal, a resource deficient region that largely consists on sand dunes in Pakistan. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Room 3 Dynamics of Sustainability Policy and Practice Cooperation and Sustainability in T Trans-national rans-national Settings: The Roles of State Inter Interests ests and Capacity in Implementing the Eutr Eutrophication ophication Segment in the Baltic Sea Action Pr Program ogram Dr. Björn Hassler, Department of Natural Sciences, Technology, and Environmental Studies, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden Overview: This paper explores the tensions between the Polluter Pays Principle and incentives for states to reduce nutrient leakage into the Baltic Sea as agreed upon in the regional action plan. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Incorporation of Sustainability Requir Requirements ements in Public Contracts: An Examination of Contract Negotiation T Techniques echniques and Their Cost Benefit Darin Matthews, Contracting and Procurement, School of Business Administration, Portland State University, Portland, USA Dr. Adam Williams, Department of Political Science and International Affairs, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, USA Overview: This paper reviews contract negotiation techniques in the public sector and evaluates the cost benefit of increasing sustainability elements at various stages of the procurement and contracting process. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Every Dr Drop op Counts: Choosing Sustainability in W Water ater and Power in Brazil’ Brazil’ss Southeast Region Michael James Hill, Portuguese Department, Department of Foreign Languages, United States Military Academy, West Point, USA Overview: Positive choices in political accountability, market autonomy, and environmental sustainability are the key to drought mitigation as well as sustainability in Brazil's Southeast Region. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
People, Parks, and Policies: Practicing Natur Naturee Conservation in Post-socialist Countries Natalya Yakusheva, School of Natural Sciences, Technology, and Environmental Studies, Baltic and East European Graduate School, Sodertorn University, Huddinge, Sweden Overview: This paper explores how conservation practices influence local socio-economic development and how it reflects social and ecological sustainability aspects of the existing nature conservation policies. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
FRIDA RIDAY Y, 22 JANUAR ANUARY Y PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 4 Workshops
Transformational Change, Sustainability Sustainability,, and Institutional Engagement Dr. Ruth Johnston, Planning and Management, University of Washington, Seattle, USA Claudia Frere-Anderson, Planning and Management, University of Washington, Seattle, USA Overview: In this interactive workshop the audience will learn from the authors about creating successful outcomes for strategic implementation of social responsibility at an institutional level. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
A Six Sigma Appr Approach oach to Sustainability: Continual Impr Improvement ovement for Social Responsibility Dr. Holly Duckworth, Sherpa, Inc. - A Benefit Corporation, Durango, USA Overview: In this workshop, learn the techniques of continual improvement for social responsibility: a methodology, based on Six Sigma tools and techniques, for improving an organization’s social responsibility performance. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Room 5 Eco-social Capacity Building Forms of Capital in the Pr Process ocess of School Gr Ground ound Gr Greening eening Miho Lowan-Trudeau, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada Overview: This paper features a qualitative study that explores individuals’ experiences manipulating forms of capital in the process of school ground greening in a western Canadian urban center. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Sense of Connectedness: Its Role in Eco-social Resilience Tom Colley, School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia Prof. Shelley Burgin, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia Dr. Brenda Dobia, School of Education, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia Overview: A study of environmental community engagement practitioners showed that a sense of connectedness is central to eco-social capacity building. Practices that extend this sense offer cultural pathways to eco-social resilience. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Identity and V Vulnerability: ulnerability: The Case of Sama-Bajaus Regina Junio, Zamboanga City, Philippines Overview: The case of Sama-Bajau shows how indigenous peoples are vulnerable to climate change as their rights, cultures, livelihoods, and identities are based on deep and intricate relationships with the environment. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
The Benefits of Aboriginal Involvement in Co-management in Australia: Exploring the Dif Difficulties ficulties and Dilemmas of W Working orking T Together ogether in a Colonized Land Alexandra Maris, Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada Overview: This paper explores environmental-sustainability options through Aboriginal co-management in Australia, focusing on social and economic factors in conservation at Kakadu National Park and the Blue Mountains World Heritage Site. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Room 6 Sustainability Education Linking Cafeteria to Curriculum: Merging Heter Heterogeneous ogeneous Sustainability Practices at Rhode Island College E. Pierre Morenon, Anthropology Department, Rhode Island College, Providence, USA James C. Murphy, Continuing Education, Rhode Island College, Providence, USA Overview: A sustainability officer and educator critique successes and challenges to seamlessly merge education, institutional and community sustainable practices at comprehensive public Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island. Theme: Sustainability Education
Sustainability and Citizenship: Educating and Engaging First-year University Students in Sustainability Principles Fletcher Alexander, Institute for Sustainable Development, Division of Academic Affairs, California State University, Chico, Chico, USA Nathaniel Millard, First-Year Experience Program, California State University, Chico, Chico, USA Prof. James Pushnik, Institute for Sustainable Development, California State Unversity, Chico, Chico, USA Overview: At CSU, Chico we developed a series of complementary programs in partnership across campus in a holistic approach to educating and engaging our first-year students in sustainability and citizenship. Theme: Sustainability Education
The Inclusion of Sustainability as a Subject of Study in Undergraduate Design Pr Programs: ograms: A Retr Retrospective ospective Analysis of Challenges, Limitations, Misunderstandings, and Outcomes Observed Carlos Fiorentino, Design Studies, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Overview: This paper narrates personal experience and collects other insights on teaching the subject of sustainability to design undergraduate students for the last five years, across several design schools in Canada. Theme: Sustainability Education 15:25-15:40
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Room 1 Urban Sustainability: Social Inspiration and Civic Engagement How Ar Aree Australian Urban Gr Green een Spaces Used by New Immigrants: A Study of Iranian Immigrants in Melbour Melbourne ne Nasim Yazdani, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Deakin University, Geelomg, Australia Dr. Mirjana Lozanovska, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia Overview: This paper explores how urban natural environments are seen and used by ethnic minorities and new comers in Australian multicultural cities, illustrating Iranian immigrants' "way of seeing" in Melbourne's parks. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Social Inclusion of the Migrant Population in Dubai: A New Paradigm in Housing Dr. Mohammed Firoz, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Wollongong in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Bhakti More, University of Salford (UK), Manipal University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Overview: This paper explores the "patterns of urban settlement" transforming Dubai’s urban landscape with reference to dynamics, challenges, and opportunities of social inclusion in Dubai’s urban planning. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Engaging Mexican Immigrant Populations in Or Oregon egon Anabel Lopez Salinas, Public Administration, Portland State University, Portland, USA Overview: Oregon is a recent destination for Mexican immigrants. Perceptions of barriers to civic engagement among this population represent challenges to integrate them into the broader society. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Applying the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the United States as a Framework for Local Action in Low-income Communities: A W Workshop orkshop Forum for Sustainable Development in Detr Detroit, oit, Michigan Alexander Plum, The Global Health Initiative, Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA Rachel Mucha, The Global Health Initiative, Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Washington, USA Ilyssa Tamler, The Global Health Initiative, Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA John Zervos, The Global Health Initiative, Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, USA Dr. Peter Hammer, School of Law, Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA Overview: A workshop, convened in a low-income U.S. city, hosted civic and health leaders who adapted the UN SDGs to demonstrate their relevance as a template for public health action. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Room 2 Economics of Sustainability and Development Limitations of the Organic Mission Initiative in Sikkim, India in Achieving Sustainable Development Nicole Karsch, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, USA Overview: Can sustainable development be achieved through Sikkim’s Organic Mission initiative within the context of the conflict between neoliberal politics, globalization, and the organic philosophy and practices of traditional farmers? Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
The Economy of Giving in a Simbahayan Community Development Pr Program ogram Jommar de Guzman, College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines Belinda S. Mandigma, College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Philippines Franz Giuseppe F. Cortez, College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Philippines Corazon Regacho, College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Santo Tomas, Espana, Philippines Overview: We introduce an alternative way of understanding the economy of giving as one possible approach for developing a social sustainability reporting framework. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Assessment of the W World orld Bank Gr Group oup Contribution to Sustainable Development Using Fuzzy Logic Methodology Carlos J. Tortola-Sebastian, Jaume I University, Washington DC, USA María Jesús Muñoz-Torres, Finance and Accounting Department, Faculty of Legal and Economics Science, Jaume I University, Castellón, Spain Juana María Rivera-Lirio, Finance and Accounting Department, Faculty of Legal and Economic Sciences, Jaume I University, Castellón, Spain Overview: Fuzzy logic methodology is applied to evaluate World Bank Group effectiveness in promoting sustainable development in its recipient countries considering different stakeholder preferences about weak and strong sustainability. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
FRIDA RIDAY Y, 22 JANUAR ANUARY Y 15:40-17:20 PARALLEL SESSIONS
Room 3 Food Strategies Food Sover Sovereignty eignty as a Catalyst for Repositioning Informal Urban Labor Markets Charlie Corwin, Department of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA Overview: This paper addresses food sovereignty’s potential to reverse the negative impacts of urbanization by repositioning urban labor markets in ecologic and democratically framed rural settings. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Idealism and Pragmatism: Pedagogy and the Design of a Sustainable Farmstead David Crutchfield, Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA Kathleen Pepple, Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA Overview: This paper relates the development of a prototype sustainable farmstead and the implementation of various pedagogical tactics. In the process, sustainable aspirations confront the pragmatism of dwelling and agriculture. Theme: Sustainability Education
Food Security on Campus: A Framework for Analysis Britni Ayers, Political Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA Overview: Food insecurity among United States college students is a growing concern. This project establishs a framework for evaluating food insecurity at the University of Arkansas. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Food Security in Japan and Per Perceptions ceptions of Risk: An Examination of Consumer Attitudes Dr. Shawn Banasick, Global Studies Section, Department of English, Kobe College, Nishinomiya, Japan Overview: This paper uses Q methodology to examine the food security concerns and risk perceptions of consumers in western Japan. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Room 4 Public Participation and Response to Policy and Practice Understanding Stakeholder Per Perceptions ceptions of Public Participation in Sanitation Infrastructur Infrastructuree Pr Projects ojects Shamiso Kumbirai, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa Overview: This paper examines the policy and practice of public participation and articulates the perceptions and expectations stakeholders have to determine the implications towards strengthening participatory processes in public infrastructure projects. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Translating Backcasting Results into Action: Experiences fr from om Nepal Eva Wieners, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability, Institute of Geography, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Dr. Martina Neuburger, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability, Institute of Geography, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Prof. Udo Schickhoff, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Overview: In a case study in Nepal we analyze the translation of planning results from a backcasting process into action and policy. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Understanding Consumer Response to Climate Change Amelioration Policies Prof. John Heath Roberts, School of Marketing, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Pamela Danvers Morrison, Discipline of Marketing, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia Overview: This paper examines the general public’s support for climate change amelioration policies by advancing a model of individual evaluation processes and calibrating it for scientists and members of the public. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Swedish Farmer Conceptions of Societal Responsibility and Their Relationship to Shades of Sustainable Development Dr. Fred P. Saunders, School of Natural Sciences, Technology, and Environmental Studies, Södertörns University, Stockholm, Sweden Overview: This paper discusses different conceptions of what sustainable farming might mean by linking Swedish farmer perspectives to the contrasting European Union agricultural related goals of multifunctionality and sustainable intensification. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
FRIDA RIDAY Y, 22 JANUAR ANUARY Y 15:40-17:20 PARALLEL SESSIONS
Room 5 Assessments of Envir Environmental onmental Sustainability Air Pollution (Ozone) thr through ough ANN-based Modelling, Regr Regression ession Model, and Sensitivity Analysis for the Metr Metropolitan opolitan Ar Area ea of Jackson, Mississippi Jam Shahzaib Khan, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, Oxford, USA Dr. Yacoub Najjar, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, Oxford, USA Cristiane Queiroz Surbeck, Department of Civil Engineering, University Of Mississippi, USA Salim Khoso, Department of Civil Engineering, Quaid-e-Awam University College of Engineering, Science, and Technology, Larkana, Pakistan Overview: This study analyzes air pollution (ozone) in Jackson, Mississippi through two different modeling approaches and potentially predicts and validates the data of air pollution measured by the Climate Prediction center. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Comparative Life-cycle Assessment of Guayule and Hevea Natural Rubber Habib Azarabadi, School of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Dr. Amy Landis, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Center for Earth Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Overview: This study uses LCA for comparing the environmental impacts of guayule and Hevea natural rubber. The environmental impacts included in this assessment are global warming, eutrophication, and energy consumption. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
A Sustainability Analysis of W Waste aste to Energy Strategies for Municipal Solid W Waste aste T Trreatment Cinthia Avila, Energy Sustainability, Autonomous University of Mexico State, Cuernavaca, Mexico Carla Cedano, InnoBa.Centro Lavín para el Desarrollo de Innovación y Transferencia Tecnológica., Cuernavaca, Mexico Gonzaleo Gonzalez, Masters Program on Energy Sustainability, Autonomous University of Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico Overview: This study provides a methodology for the assessment of waste to energy technologies applying sustainability indicators and analytic hierarchy process for strategic decision making. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Room 6 Late Additions Do Industries Releasing Pollution in Mexico Pollute Mor Moree in Poor Poorer er Neighborhoods? Lopamudra Chakraborti, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics, Aguascalientes, Mexico Michael Margolis, University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico Overview: This paper provides direct evidence that toxic pollution from industries in Mexico are higher in less prosperous communities, thus, indicating the existence of environmental injustice concerns and adverse health impacts. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Af Affecting fecting Change thr through ough Insurgent Ar Architectur chitectures: es: Student Engagement in Support of the Urban Farm Timothy Gray, Architecture Department, Ball State University, Muncie, USA Lucas Brown, Department of Architecture, Green Mountain College, Green Mountain, USA Overview: This paper discusses four projects spanning two institutions, all focused on supporting the efforts of urban farmers in the Indianapolis area designed by design-build students. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
The T Transition ransition fr from om V Ver ernacular nacular to Moder Modern n Ar Architectur chitecturee in Developing Countries Sankalp Gupta, Department of Architecture, Iowa State University, Ames, USA Dr. Andrea Wheeler, Iowa State University, Ames, USA Overview: This study explores the benefits and disadvantages of the transition from vernacular to modern architecture, supporting the cause of vernacular architecture and furthering its incorporation in contemporary sustainable building design. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context 18:00-19:30
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PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 1 Urban Sustainability: Envir Environmental onmental Inspiration and Solution
The W Wilder ilderness ness in the Metr Metropolis: opolis: Natural Change in Urban Buildings Prof. Kevin Nute, Department of Architecture, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA Overview: This paper assesses the merits of spatial strategies and tectonic devices that can introduce weather-generated movement into urban buildings while maintaining shelter and privacy and raising awareness of sustainable practices. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Measuring Biodiversity on an Urban Living W Wall all System Prof. Nancy D. Rottle, Green Futures Research and Design Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, USA Leann Andrews, Built Environments, Green Futures Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, USA Overview: This paper discusses research methods and results measuring the capacity of two living wall panels to support biodiversity and human access to nature in the urban environment. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Sustainable Urban W Waste aste Management Practices: A Literatur Literaturee Review of V Various arious Cases ar around ound the W World orld Mohamed El Mehdi Diouri, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Dr. Praveen Maghelal, Sustainable Critical Infrastructure, Engineering Systems and Management, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Overview: This study is an overview of waste management strategies in sustainable communities identified through the eco-city approach. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Room 2 Addr Addressing essing Sustainability Education: Challenges and Assessments Instructional Factors That Develop Envir Environmental onmental Attitudes, Behaviors, and Knowledge in Higher Education Brett Cease, Public Policy and Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, USA Overview: This research examines "People and Environment" courses across three MNSCU universities, administering a pre- and post-course instrument to students that measured growth in environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. Theme: Sustainability Education
Redefining School Gover Governance nance Reporting Using the Four Pillars of Social, Economic, Cultural, and Envir Environmental onmental Sustainability Prof. Karen Starr, Faculty of Education, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia Overview: This paper examines new forms of educational accountability that measure and report against the four pillars of social, economic, cultural, and environmental sustainability in schools. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
The Envir Environmental onmental W Worldviews orldviews and Ecological Attitudes of Business Instructors Dr. Robin Aspman-OCallaghan, School of Management, City University of Seattle, Lummi Island, USA Overview: This study measures business educators' ethical attitudes on environmental sustainability with two validated measurement instruments; the New Ecological Paradigm survey and the Ecocentric and Anthropocentric Attitudes Towards the Environment survey. Theme: Sustainability Education
Futur Futuree Managers’ A Awar wareness eness Regar Regarding ding Envir Environmental onmental Standar Standards: ds: A Study in Eskisehir Nazan Madak, Business Administration, Institution of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey Prof. A. Barıs Baraz, Division of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Management, and Organization Department, Faculty of Open Education, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey Overview: This study investigates the awareness and sensitivity of future managers studying in the Business and Engineering Departments in accordance with environmental and sustainable development. Theme: Sustainability Education
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Room 3 Corporate Sustainability: Policy and Practice Corporate Strategy for Sustainability: "Factor 3" Appr Approach oach at Henkel Van Patterson, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Joe Knott, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Rob Melnick, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Overview: Multinational corporations are now stewards of sustainability. We took a deep dive into Henkel's strategy from the perspective of their senior people and share interesting insights for future sustainability efforts. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Balancing Competing Objectives and Managing Change on Sustainability Initiatives Patrick Leach, Decision Strategies Inc., Houston, USA Overview: Sustainability strategies do no good if the company fails. Structured decision processes help to find the right balance between short- and long-term objectives, and to rally support from diverse stakeholders. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Connecting Corporate Sustainability to Local Implementation by Engaging a Nationwide Network of V Voluntary oluntary Gr Green een T Teams eams Alexandra J Setmajer, Office of Sustainability, HDR, Portland, USA Overview: Flexible frameworks provide guidance, structure, and allow volunteers to pursue interests. Results are increased engagement towards company sustainability goals. Program can be replicated in companies of varying industry and size. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Sustainable Advantage: Accelerating fr from om Regulatory Compliance to Envir Environmental onmental Sustainability Dr. Charles CC Lee, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia Overview: This paper focuses on how companies can survive by pursuing environmental sustainability principles (e.g. zero-waste, life-cycle thinking, climate change mitigation) and moving away from compliance-based practices that are inherently unsustainable. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Room 4 Workshops School Gar Gardens dens for All: Diversity and Inclusion Marna Hauk, Sustainability Education, Prescott College, Portland, USA Dr. Dilafruz Williams, Leadership for Sustainability Education in Educational Leadership and Policy, Learning Gardens Laboratory, Portland State University, Portland, USA Judy BlueHorse Skelton, Indigenous Nations Studies, Portland State University, Portland, USA Sybil Kelley, Leadership for Sustainability Education in Educational Leadership and Policy, Learning Gardens Laboratory, Portland State University, Portland, USA Dr. Susan Gerofsky, Math Education and Curriculum and Pedagogy, UBC Orchard Garden, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Claire Lagerwey, Leadership for Sustainability Education in Educational Leadership and Policy, Learning Garden Laboratory, Portland State University, Portland, USA Overview: By their nature, gardens embody diversity. Together we will explore the cultural significance/value of school gardens for diverse communities in restoring and reclaiming resilience. Herbal tea will be served. Theme: Sustainability Education
Teaching about Just Sustainability: Experiencing the Urban Envir Environment onment Dr. Lily Fessenden, Graduate School of Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, USA Overview: Teaching urban sustainability through direct experience can effectively transform beliefs and practices. In this workshop, explore ways to effectively integrate this learning model into your formal or informal teaching practice. Theme: Sustainability Education
Room 5 Envir Environmental onmental Ethos Islam's Envir Environmental onmental Ethos: Sustainable Lessons for Contemporary Society Dr. Cyril Orji, Department of Religious Studies, The University of Dayton, Dayton, USA Overview: This paper argues that 112th chapter is a prototype of Quranic verses that are integrally placed to constitute meanings that determine the praxis of human life—human trusteeship of the earth. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
The Conscious Human Ecological Experience: Conscious Design and the Evolution of the Built Envir Environment onment Beau Dunavant IV, Regenerative Revolution, Denver, USA Overview: Conscious design is the act of using our conscious human ecological experience as a tool within the design, or redesign, of the built environment. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Living Systems: The Heart and Soul of Envir Environmental onmental Education Milt Markewitz, Portland, USA Overview: Living Systems are readily understood and taught, and offer a key to understanding the consciousness of cultures that have lived in balance and harmony with the earth for millennia. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
The Need for a Holistic Appr Approach oach to Carbon Reduction in New Pr Product oduct Development Prof. Peter Ford, The Design Unit, Design Innovation Research Group, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK Overview: This paper discusses the necessity to adopt a holistic approach to innovative problem solving in new product development to achieving carbon reduction in manufacture beyond the easy and the obvious. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
SAATURDA TURDAY Y, 23 JANUAR ANUARY Y PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 6 Workshop
The Decolonialization of Sustainable Business Curriculum: Expanding Our V Vision ision of a Sustainable Futur Futuree Dr. Kathryn Lancaster, School of Business, Humboldt State University, Arcata, USA Krista Carroll, School of Business, Humboldt State University, Arcata, USA Overview: Business curriculum largely reflects our paternal and colonial history. This workshop will help participants identify resources to include other cultural perspectives of businesses’ role in a sustainable future. Theme: Sustainability Education 12:10-13:10
PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 1 Experiential Lear Learning ning and Sustainability Education
Teaching Sustainability in a Global Context: Lessons fr from om a Short-term Study Abr Abroad oad Pr Program ogram in Bangladesh Dr. Giacomo Gambino, Political Science Department, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, USA Dr. Mohsin Hashim, Political Science Department, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, USA Overview: Our paper argues that a well-designed short-study abroad experience positively impacts student understanding of global environmental and sustainable development issues, and deepens and complicates their ethical commitments as global citizens. Theme: Sustainability Education
Study Abr Abroad oad as a Platform for Sustainability Education Dr. Heather Van Wormer, Anthropology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, USA Dr. Gwyn Madden, Anthropology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, USA Overview: Examining the teaching of sustainability, we draw data from study abroad programs in Ukraine (archaeology) and New Zealand (anthropology). We discuss this type of experiential learning approach in sustainability education. Theme: Sustainability Education
Social Sustainability: An Engaged Appr Approach oach to the Overlooked Pillar Lori Cramer, Sociology Program, School of Public Policy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA Derric Jacobs, Sociology Program, School of Public Policy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA Overview: We offer insights from an innovative course utilizing experiential learning, from both campus-based and online learning environments, to advance students’ deeper understanding of the complex pillar of social sustainability. Theme: Sustainability Education
The Contribution of Non-formal Education for T Training raining T Teacher eacher in Education for Sustainable Development in V Vietnam: ietnam: A Case Study Kinh Kieu, Environmental Education Laboratory, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto City, Japan Dr. Jane Singer, Environmental Education Laboratory, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto City, Japan Overview: This paper discusses a case study exploring how a teacher training institution in Vietnam can effectively augment formal education with nonformal education (NFE) approaches to promote education for sustainable development. Theme: Sustainability Education
Room 2 Sustainable Urban Development, Management, and Per Perception ception Exploring Neighborhood Livability Based on Subjective Per Perceptions ceptions of Dif Differ ferent ent User Gr Groups oups Dr. Kien To, Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, Singapore Asst. Prof. Keng Hua Chong, Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, Singapore Prof. Mihye Cho, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, Singapore Assoc. Prof. Bige Tunçer, Architecture and Sustainable Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, Singapore Overview: This paper reviews global livability indices and explores new livability conceptualization, measurement, and applications at the neighborhood level based on subjective perceptions of different users toward livable and sustainable cities. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
“All That Matters Is Building Mega Pr Projects ojects for the One Per Percenters”: centers”: The Entr Entrepr epreneurial eneurial City and the Spatial Politics of Citizenship Dr. Mike Ripmeester, Department of Geography, Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada Overview: This paper explores St. Catharines residents' responses to the material and symbolic transformation of its downtown as urban managers attempt to bolster sagging economic fortunes. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Urban Practice and Shar Shared ed Lear Learning: ning: The Design Pr Process ocess of Urbanizing of Slums Nagirley Kessin, University of São Paulo, Salvador, Brazil Overview: This paper addresses the design process as a logical series fostered by participatory dynamics in the urbanising projects of two slums in the city of Salvador. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Is High-density Development Sustainable Urban Form? A Footprint Study of T Transportation ransportation in Finland, V Vietnam, ietnam, and New Zealand Dr. Han Thuc Tran, THULE Institute, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland Prof. Brenda Vale, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand Prof. Robert Vale, School of Architecture and Design, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand Eva Pongracz, NorTech Oulu, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland Overview: Using ecological footprint measurement, this paper examines the environmental impact of domestic travel and what forms the largest part of the individual transport footprint in Vietnam, New Zealand, and Finland. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
SAATURDA TURDAY Y, 23 JANUAR ANUARY Y PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 3 Consumption, Design, and Sustainability
Collaborating and Sharing: Ecodesign with No Economic T Transactions ransactions Nor Object Design Prof. Lucas Rafael Ivorra Peñafort, Department of Design, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Pontifical Xavierian University, Bogotá, Colombia Overview: Ecodesign allows creating products and services that reduce environmental impacts in their life cycle. But ecodesign transcends the processes of an organization, as a sustainable strategy. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
The Cost of Buying Local: The Importance of Community in Sustainability Angela Kehler, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, Canada Overview: With the objective of living deliberately, I began my "buy local" project. For one year I contributed my buying power to the local economy testing the practicality of this lifestyle. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
An Investigation of Y Young oung New Zealanders' Envir Environmental onmental A Awar wareness eness and Its Impact on Their Consumption Practices Joanne Bailey, University of Western Sydney, Hamilton, New Zealand Overview: With local and global environmental challenges, I am cautious as to how young people understand meaning around their own, and others, consumption actions in response to on-going ecological issues. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
A Qualitative Deconstruction of Consumerism: The Sear Search ch for Community Kaitlyn Holyman, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, Australia Assoc. Prof. Brian Bishop, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, Australia Dr. Peta Dzidic, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, Australia Overview: This study deconstructs the worldviews, myths, and metaphors that underlie the behaviors of western consumers, revealing a deep longing for meaningful human and community connection. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Room 4 For Forest est Conservation and Envir Environmental onmental Management Small and Micr Micro o For Forest est Enterprises for Sustainable For Forest est Development Dr. Nataraju Mukhahally Siddegowda, Regional Centre, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Bangalore, India Overview: SMFE were implemented, to upscale community participation, establish a sustainable system of income generation activities based on the available forest resources, and promote growth, development in forest fringe villages. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Assessing the Ef Effectiveness fectiveness of Community-based For Forest est Management in Souther Southern n Burkina Faso Daniel Etongo, Viikki Tropical Resources Institute, Department of Forest Sciences, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland Overview: This paper assesses the effectiveness of community forest management. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Sustainable Gr Groundwater oundwater Management on Small Islands under T Tsunami sunami Events: A Case Study of Niijima Island, Japan Liu Jiaqi, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, Division of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan Overview: This study focuses on utilizing survived groundwater as emergency water resource under tsunami scenarios, and sustainable management for long-term recovery plan. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Changes in V Vegetation egetation over T Time ime in the Cacheu River Mangr Mangroves oves Natural Park in Guinea Bissau: A Contribution to Sustainable Management Prof. Eva García del Toro, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain Prof. Maria Isabel Mas, Department of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain Overview: This paper studies the environmental management of the Cacheu River Mangroves Natural Park using vegetation rates and their evolution over time. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
SAATURDA TURDAY Y, 23 JANUAR ANUARY Y PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 5 Supporting Social Sustainability
Sustainable Schools and Questions of Social Equity Zeinab Amiri, Iowa State University, Ames, USA Amritha Rajan, Iowa State University, Ames, USA Tripti Upreti, Iowa State Univesity, Ames, USA Dr. Andrea Wheeler, Iowa State University, Ames, USA Overview: We analyze and synthesize two different, but related discourses, sustainable schools and equal education, and converge them to argue for sustainable schools’ practices and equal education opportunities for children. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Sustainable Y Youth outh Development in Context: Pr Promoting omoting Equity thr through ough Y Youth outh Engagement Rhen Miles, Research and Evaluation, Camp Fire Columbia, Portland, USA Dr. Kevin Jones, Research and Evaluation, Camp Fire Columbia, Portland, USA Overview: This paper provides a conceptual overview of youth development in the context of sustainability and equitable practices. Learn how one youth development non-profit is shifting towards participatory methods. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Obstructed Use: Re-conceptualizing the Mental Health (Help Seeking) Experiences for Under Under-r -resour esourced, ced, Black American Childr Children en and Their Families Christopher Ashley Burkett, Graduate Program in Social Work and Social Research, Portland State University, Portland, USA Overview: Historical trauma, environmental toxicity, culturally-bound economic insecurity, and cultural mistrust are discussed as central concepts in an examination about the mental health help-seeking experiences of under-resourced Black American families. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
The Role of Small and Medium Enterprises and Agricultural Cooperatives in Pr Promoting omoting Sustainable Agricultur Agriculturee for Rural Development and Food Security Dr. Shekar Bose, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman Dr. Omar Salim al-Jabri, Department of Natural Resource Economics, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman Nadia M. Osman, Sustainable Development Research Program, The Research Council, Muscat, Oman Dr. Saoud H Al Habsi, Environmental and Biological Sector, The Research Council, Muscat, Oman Rashid Al Shidi, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Muscat, Oman Overview: This study investigates the possibilities of developing SMEs and Cooperatives as contributors to the sustainability of the agricultural sector, rural development, and food security mainly in rural villages in Oman. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Room 6 Late Additions Integrating Sustainability into Engineering and Construction Curricula thr through ough Modular and Course-based Methods Dr. Claire Louise Antaya Dancz, Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Kevin Ketchman, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA Rebekah Burke, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Melissa Bilec, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA Elizabeth Adams, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Chandler, USA Braden Allenby, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Mikhail Chester, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Vikas Khanna, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA Kristen Parrish, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Thomas Seager, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Dr. Amy Landis, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA Overview: This paper discusses integrating sustainability into Engineering and Construction Curricula, focusing on lessons learned from researchextensive and community colleges implementing sustainability using module and stand-alone course methods. Theme: Sustainability Education
Local Climate Planning in Colorado: Community Behavior Change Interventions to Mitigate Household Carbon Emissions Dr. Ann Scheerer, Sustainability Double Degree Program, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA Overview: The evolution of local climate planning in Colorado is explored in this study of twenty-two Colorado municipalities, focusing on design and implementation of behavioral interventions to reduce household carbon emissions. Theme: 2016 Special Focus: Urban Sustainability: Inspiration and Solution
Or Oregon egon State University’ University’ss Sustainability Double Degr Degree ee Pr Program: ogram: Pr Preparing eparing Students to T Tackle ackle Complex Social, Envir Environmental, onmental, and Economic Issues Dr. Megan Mobley, Department of Crop and Soil Science, Sustainability Double Degree Program, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA Kim Townsend, Department of Crop and Soil Science, Sustainability Double Degree Program, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA Dr. Ann Scheerer, Sustainability Double Degree Program, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA Overview: Oregon State University has a unique program for undergraduates to obtain a BS in Sustainability in conjunction with a primary major. We describe the program’s structure, challenges, and successes. Theme: Sustainability Education 14:50-15:05
SAATURDA TURDAY Y, 23 JANUAR ANUARY Y 15:05-16:45 PARALLEL SESSIONS
Room 1 Youth Sustainability Education Sustainable Y You! ou! Kids Camp Dr. Roslynn Brain, Environment and Society, College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, Moab, USA Overview: Interested in teaching about sustainability through a positive lens? This paper discuss a five-day camp (including free curricula) geared towards helping youth improve their environmental footprint. Theme: Sustainability Education
Place-based Education and the Cr Creation eation of Sustainable Communities Dr. Gregory A. Smith, Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, USA Overview: Place-based education, an approach to curriculum development that focuses on local phenomena and community needs, engages students in studies and projects that can contribute to local and regional sustainability. Theme: Sustainability Education
Natur Naturee Play as a Formative Experience in the Development of Natur Nature-center e-centered ed Leaders Dr. Spencer S. Stober, Graduate Studies, Alvernia University, Reading, USA Dr. Alicia H. Sprow, Holleran Center for Community Engagement, Alvernia University, Reading, USA Overview: This paper challenges us to reflect on our relationship with nature while exploring ways to provide nature-centered experiences for children and young adults to facilitate their development as nature-centered leaders. Theme: Sustainability Education
Earth Day: Celebrate CommUNITY Dr. Katherine Anderson, Naturopathic Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa, USA Dr. Steven M. Tipton, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences Mechanical Engineering, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, USA Overview: Earth Day: Celebrate CommUNITY is a sustainability and STEM focused event initiative driving change in the Tulsa community through the collaboration and support of parents, teachers, academic institutions, and businesses. Theme: Sustainability Education
Room 2 Agricultural Sustainability Adopting Sustainable Agricultural Practices in the State of Georgia: Key Drivers and Barriers Amanpreet Gohal, Human Development and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University, Alexandria, USA Overview: Agriculture is the state of Georgia’s largest industry, but it faces major challenges from the demands of rising organic consumption. This research enables a sustainable agriculture paradigm for the region. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Sustainable Agricultur Agriculturee Elements That Support Agritourism and Conservation in Rural Chiangkhan, Thailand Dr. Rungnapha Khamung, Architectural Heritage Management and Tourism, Silparkon University, Bangkok, Thailand Prof. Po Siu Hsu, Landscape Architecture Program, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA Overview: Urban areas are intrinsically linked to their rural proximity. This study explores the elements of sustainable agricultural practices, farmers’ knowledge on sustainability, and farmers’ sensitivity to conservation for agritourism development. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Choice Experiment Model for Pr Producers’ oducers’ Pr Prefer eferences ences for Cr Crop op Diversification in the Cof Coffee fee Sector of Nicaragua Aniseh Bro, Department of Community Sustainability, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University, Lansing, USA Overview: This research estimates the willingness of coffee farmers in Nicaragua to adopt sustainable production practices that will help them build adaptive capacity to the impacts of climate change. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Pr Promoting omoting Organic Farming by Collective Action: A Case Study in T Taiwan aiwan Ai-Ching Yen, Department of Land Economics, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan Yin-An Chen, Department of Ethnology, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan Overview: This paper interprets how farmers in a cooperative promote organic farming by collective actions, analyses the dilemma of this cooperative, and attempts to solve such problems for the cooperative's reference. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
SAATURDA TURDAY Y, 23 JANUAR ANUARY Y PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 3 Community Per Perception ception and Cooperation
Conditional Cooperation and "Not in My Back Y Yar ard" d" Pr Projects: ojects: An Empirical Analysis of How the T Tendency endency to Engage in Conditional Cooperation Can Af Affect fect Support for W Wind ind Farms Asst. Prof. Ross Leupp Hanig, Pamplin School of Business, University of Portland, Portland, USA Assoc. Prof. Charles Nelson, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA Overview: Our survey research finds that tapping into people’s tendency to be conditionally cooperative can be used to decrease opposition to wind farms in prospective host communities. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Tourism Impacts and Community T Tourism ourism Development: A Case in T Tainan ainan Heng Zhang, Department of Architecture, Institute of Environmental and Behavioral Studies, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan Ting-Hsuan Tsao, Department of Architecture, Institute of Environmental and Behavioral Studies, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan Overview: This study explores the relationship between tourism impacts and residents' attitudes to make proper development of community tourism and construct a sustainable community development. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
An Estimation of the Elasticity Demand for T Tap ap W Water: ater: Data fr from om T Tax ax Rolls and a Survey Dr. Russ Kashian, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Whitewater, USA Dr. Jeff Heinrich, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Whitewater, USA Andrew Kueffer, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA Overview: This paper studies the effects of water pricing on two tiers of consumers finding that heavy users are less price-sensitive to the price of water than normal users. Theme: Sustainability Policy and Practice
Sustainability Literacy: The Missing Starting Point for Critical Conversations and Ef Effective fective Actions Dr. Angela Ragusa, School Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia Dr. Andrea Crampton, School Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia Overview: This paper is an illustrative example of people's understanding of sustainability and how it does and does not impact their daily actions and decisions and sustainability campaign effectiveness. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Room 4 The Science and T Technology echnology of Envir Environmental onmental Sustainability A Solar Hybrid System for Heating Alkaline Solutions Used for Cleaning Milk Hauling T Tanks anks Jose Manuel Elizundia Álvarez, Lala Transportadora, S.A. de CV, Gomez Palacio, Mexico Overview: This study explores the use of a solar hybrid system for heating alkaline solutions used to clean milk hauling tanks in a fresh milk collecting company in Mexico. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Sustainable T Textile extile W Wastewater astewater T Trreatment T Technique echnique via Hybrid Membrane Pr Process ocess Application Dr. Hamidreza Rashidi, Sustainability Science Research Cluster, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Nik Meriam Nik Sulaiman, Sustainability Science Research Cluster, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Nur Awanis Hashim, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Overview: The proposed hybrid membrane filtration in this study, performed the highest efficiency in least operational time in textile industry wastewater treatment area and met sustainability parameters in related fields. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
The Ef Effect fect of Demand V Variability ariability and Generating Cost on the Deployment of Integrated Renewable Energy Systems Efosa Osaghae, Energy Research Institute, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK Andrew Heyes, Energy Research Institute, School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK Dr. Benjamin Chong, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK Overview: This paper addresses seasonal changes in load demand and variations in fuel cost on the optimum design of hybrid systems and the greenhouse gas emissions reduction it enables. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Engineering a Sustainable Self Dr. Mirsha Manuel Trujillo Trujillo, Sulisk Limited, St Lawrence, UK Hanna L A G Malouf, Research, Sulisk Limited, St Lawrence, UK Overview: An engineering framework is proposed to analyze and optimize the effects of a person on the environment. When such effects are neutral or positive, that person has achieved sustainability. Theme: Environmental Sustainability
SAATURDA TURDAY Y, 23 JANUAR ANUARY Y PARALLEL SESSIONS Room 5 Post-secondary Curriculums for Sustainability
Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Place-based Space for Envir Environment, onment, Economy Economy,, Cultur Culture, e, and Pedagogy Prof. James Aaron Gregson, Education and Environmental Science, University of Idaho, Moscow, USA Overview: Using a critical place-based pedagogy as a theoretical lens, this paper reports progress and barriers to advancing a space, curriculum, and instruction to practice an education for sustainable development. Theme: Sustainability in Cultural, Economic, and Social Context
Developing a Robust Assessment T Tool ool for Sustainability Education Nathaniel Millard, California State University Chico, Chico, USA Prof. Colleen Hatfield, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University Chico, Chico, USA Prof. James Pushnik, Institute of Sustainable Development, California State University Chico, Chico, USA Overview: For three years CSU Chico collected data using multiple methods to develop an interdisciplinary assessment toolkit for college campuses. We discuss highlights of our efforts and the path forward. Theme: Sustainability Education
A Complexity-based Supradisciplinary Appr Approach oach to Sustainability Education Dr. Will Focht, Department of Political Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA Dr. Steve Kolmes, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Portland, Portland, USA Overview: This paper describes sustainability education that embraces supradisciplinary pedagogy and a complexity-enhancing curriculum to holistically understand relationships among environmental and human social systems to achieve sustainable improvements to community well-being. Theme: Sustainability Education
Changing Hearts and Minds thr through ough T Transformative ransformative Education: Gr Growing owing Pr Pre-service e-service T Teachers eachers for Sustainability in W Wester estern n Sydney Dr. Brenda Dobia, School of Education, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia Overview: Transformative social-ecological learning principles integrate experiential, inquiry-based, creative, digital, and collaborative methodologies. This paper demonstrates their use for building systems awareness, democratizing education, empowering learners, and promoting active citizenship. Theme: Sustainability Education 16:45-17:15
SPECIAL EVENT – CLOSING AND AWARD CEREMONY
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University of Houston-Downtown
National Institute of Fashion Technology
Administrative staff college of Nigeria (ASCON)
Sultan Qaboos University
Sultan Qaboos University
Portland State University
California State University, Chico
Portland State University
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
UW Green Futures Lab
Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
City University of Seattle
Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos
University of Arkansas
Arizona State University
University of Western Sydney
Portland State University
University of Southern California
Lazy B Ranch
Portland State University
Brooklyn College, CUNY
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
University of Cumbria and
MED-EL Medical Electronics
Utah State University
Portland State University
Michigan State University
Christopher Ashley Burkett
Portland State University
Providence Day School
Bureau of Reclamation
Washington State University
International Council on Systems Engineering
Mackenzie Presbyterian University
University of Texas at Dallas
Biofuels Task Force of IUCN’s Commission on
Environmental, Economic and Social Policy
Portland State University
American University of Sharjah
United Arab Emirates
National Chengchi University
University of Cincinnati
On Sustainability List of Participants Uday
Dr. B.N. College of Architecture for Women
Seoul National University
University of Western Sydney
Portland State University
University of South Africa
University of Illinois at Chicago
Oregon State University
North Dakota State University
Louisiana State University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Technology Sydney
City of Rapid City
University of Santo Tomas
PSU and Lewis and Clark College
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Mohamed El Mehdi Diouri
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
United Arab Emirates
Western Sydney University
Sherpa, Inc. - A Benefit Company
Portland State University
Common Ground Publishing
City of Rapid City
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
LALA Transportes, SA de CV, Grupo LALA
Helsinki University, Finland
San Diego State University
Michigan State University
University of Saskatchewan
Simon Fraser University
City of Rapid City
University of the Philippines-College of
Social Work and Community Development
Felipe de Souza
Portland State University
University of Alberta
Oklahoma State University
Texas Tech University
De Montfort University
University of Washington
James Cook University
On Sustainability List of Participants Giacomo
García del Toro
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
Antioch University New England
University of Calgary
Fielding Graduate University
University of California, Los Angeles
Ball State University
Portland State University
University of Idaho
Iowa State University
Oregon State University
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Hackman Consulting Group
California State University Chico
University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Western Kentucky University
University of Oregon School of Law
University of Georgia
Oklahoma State University
National Cheng Kung University
Western Washington University
Nanynag Technological University
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Oregon State University
University of Kentucky
The University of Tokyo
University of Washington
B-Line Urban Delivery
University of Portland
James Cook University
Seoul National University
Common Ground Publishing
On Sustainability List of Participants Jim
Opsis Architecture LLP
University of Houston-Downtown
University of Northern British Columbia
Portland State University
University of Calgary
Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Urbano da Bahia
Burapha University International College
University of Mississippi
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies,
University of Southern California
Common Ground Publishing
University of Portland
City of Fort Collins
University of Cape Town
Portland State University
Humboldt State University
City of Sioux Falls
Decision Strategies Inc.
University of Newcastle (Australia)
University of Portland
Northern Arizona University
Portland State University
New York Institute of Technology-Vancouver
Xavier University of Louisiana
University of Calgary
University of Calgary
University of Wyoming
Grand Valley State University
Institute of Chemistry
Statistical Research, Inc.
California Lutheran University
Universidad de Guanajuato
University of Toronto
American Indian Institute
On Sustainability List of Participants Maria Isabel
Universidad Politencia de Madrid
University of Calgary
University of Hawaii
Portland State University
Johns Hopkins University
Camp Fire Columbia
Oregon State University
Wayne State University
Seoul National University
United Arab Emirates
Dubai & University of Salford, Manchester, UK
Rhode Island College
University of San Francisco
Straughan Environmental, Inc.
University of the Sunshine Coast
Mukhahally Siddegowda University of Agricultural Sciences,
University of Sydney
American University of Sharjah
Portland State University
International Institute of Anthropology
University of Oregon
The University of Dayton
University of Leeds
Youngjun Stephen Park
Seoul National University
Arizona State University
North Dakota State University
Portland State University
The Global Health Initiative
California State Unversity Chico
Charles Sturt University
Iowa State University
University of Malaya
Wairarapa local authorities
University of Washington
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Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
University of Wollongong
Edith Cowan University
Oregon State University
Hillsborough Regional Transity Authority (HART)
Agriculture College-Elshatby. Alexandria University
The University of Georgia
Hillsborough Community College
Lewis & Clark College
J’nai D. M.
Environmental Awareness Group of
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
Saint Mary’s University
Seton Hall University
Wake Forest University
Weber State University; US Air Force
US Geological Survey
Adonai Chambers. A.I Shodeinde& Co.
Legal Practitioners, Solicitors and Advocates.
Johnson & Wales University
University of Oulu
University of Tulsa
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Singapore
University of Wyoming
Oregon State University
Institute of Environmental and Behavioral Studies
University of Kentucky
Oxford Brookes University
Grand Valley State University
University of Southern California
On Sustainability List of Participants Eva
University of Hamburg
Oregon State University
Kennesaw State University
Portland State University
University of St. Thomas
SHN Enigneers & Geologists
National Chengchi University Taipei, Taiwan
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Eastern Washington University
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| Conference Calendar 2016–2017 Twelfth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society
Inaugural International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies
Tenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices
Seventh International Conference on Sport & Society
Sixth International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society
Fourteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities
Sixth International Conference on the Constructed Environment
Ninth Global Studies Conference
Universidad de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Argentina | 18–19 February 2016 www.techandsoc.com/2016-conference
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC–Rio) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 25–27 February 2016 www.designprinciplesandpractices.com/2016-conference
The Catholic University of America Washington D.C., USA | 22–23 March 2016 www.religioninsociety.com/2016-conference
The University of Arizona Tucson, USA | 2–4 April 2016 www.constructedenvironment.com/2016-conference
Sixteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture & Change in Organizations University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, USA | 19–20 April 2016 www.organization-studies.com/2016-conference
Eighth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses VNU University of Science (HUS) and Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) Hanoi, Vietnam | 21-22 April 2016 www.on-climate.com/2016-conference
University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, USA | 22-23 April 2016 www.tourismandleisurestudies.com/2016-conference
University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, USA | 2-3 June 2016 www.sportandsociety.com/2016-conference
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, USA | 8-10 June 2016 www.thehumanities.com/2016-conference
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, USA | 30 June-1 July 2016 www.onglobalization.com/2016-conference
Twenty-third International Conference on Learning University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada | 13-15 July 2016 www.thelearner.com/2016-conference
Sixteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations The University of Granada Granada, Spain | 27-29 July 2016 www.ondiversity.com/2016-conference
| Conference Calendar 2016–2017 Eleventh International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Aging & Society: Sixth Interdisciplinary Conference
Eleventh International Conference on the Arts in Society
Sixth International Conference on Food Studies
Sixth International Conference on the Image
Sixth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society
Inaugural Communication & Media Studies Conference
Spaces & Flows: Seventh International Conference on Urban & ExtraUrban Studies
Imperial College London London, UK | 2-4 August 2016 www.thesocialsciences.com/2016-conference
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, USA | 10-12 August 2016 www.artsinsociety.com/2016-conference
Art and Design Academy, Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool, UK | 1-2 September 2016 www.ontheimage.com/2016-conference
University Center Chicago Chicago, USA | 15-16 September, 2016 www.oncommunicationmedia.com/2016-conference
Ninth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Cincinnati, USA | 16-19 September 2016 www.onmuseums.com/2016-conference
Linköping University Linköping, Sweden | 6-7 October 2016 www.agingandsociety.com/2016-conference
University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, USA | 12-13 October 2016 www.food-studies.com/2016-conference
Catholic University of America Washington D.C., USA | 20-21 October 2016 www.healthandsociety.com/2016-conference
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, USA | 10-11 November 2016 www.spacesandflows.com/2016-conference
Seventeenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations Charles Darwin University Darwin, Australia | 20-21 April 2017 www.organization-studies.com/2017-conference
Call for Papers Thirteenth International Conference on
Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability 19-21 JANUARY 2017 | NITERÓI, GREATER RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL | ONSUSTAINABILITY.COM
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